Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175  ·  The star 68Ori
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Monkey Head Nebula, 


Monkey Head Nebula
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Monkey Head Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 80 ED TRIPLET F/6 APO

Imaging cameras: Nikon D3300 (modified)

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Software: PixInsight  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.6

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1

Accessory: Explore Scientific 2" Field Flattener

Dates:Feb. 8, 2018

Frames:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1: 170x60" ISO1600

Integration: 2.8 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 22.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.07%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1921848

RA center: 6h 9' 47"

DEC center: +20° 30' 7"

Pixel scale: 1.635 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 190.292 degrees

Field radius: 1.277 degrees

Resolution: 3618x4302

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States


Not too bad for under 3 hours, it's just my stars. They are all messed up. I'm sure the main reason is not having an autoguider yet and I think I lost focus toward the end without knowing it. Might add Ha later, but it's gonna be cloudy here for a good while so this'll have to do for now.



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Monkey Head Nebula,