Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175
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Monkey Head Nebula - 12/27/2011

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD IMG0H

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik SII 12nm  ·  OIII 12nm  ·  Ha


Dates:Dec. 27, 2011

Frames:
Ha: 15x900" -15C bin 1x1
OIII 12nm: 12x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 12nm: 12x900" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.22%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 99536

RA center: 6h 9' 34"

DEC center: +20° 33' 10"

Pixel scale: 2.689 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.336 degrees

Field radius: 0.679 degrees


Resolution: 1427x1125

Description

The Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174) is an emission nebula encompassing several loose clusters of young stars (presumably born from the gas in this nebula). This image is captured using the traditional Hubble Palette (false color, mapping sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen gasses to red, green and blue respectively). This nebula actually covers an area of the sky larger than the full moon and if it were visible to the human eye it would take the appearance of a large red cloud due to the overwhelming contribution of Hydrogen Alpha gas (visible in the red spectrum).

It takes its name from it actual resemblance to a monkey's head (facing the left edge of the image).

NGC 2174 is located in the constellation of Orion and lies some 6,400 light years (3.76 × 10^16 miles) distant.

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