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Contains:  NGC 2175, NGC 2174, The star 68Ori
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Monkey head nebulae NGC 2174, 


            Ronny Kaplanian
Monkey head nebulae NGC 2174

Technical card

Resolution: 4896x3238

Dates:Feb. 2, 2019

Frames: 53x300"

Integration: 4.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.01% job: 2501350

RA center: 6h 9' 45"

DEC center: +20° 31' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.821 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.619 degrees

Field radius: 1.484

Locations: Home Backyard, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Sometimes and probably most of the time you will find that even the smallest of things come in a beautiful package, A diamond ring for example, so small but blistering in contrast and splendor. The same applies to space, this image of a glorious little nebulae is actually a star forming region, although not as big as many of the others I have photographed it holds immense Hydrogen alpha regions and stars collapsing and exploding revealing a lot of intricate detail. The stars emit intense Ultraviolet radiation which ionizes the Hydrogen gas making the Nebulae glow. In a few million years with the blasting heat waves this nebula will disappear into space leaving only those bright little diamond stars in the middle as a memory of what used to be.



Ronny Kaplanian
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Monkey head nebulae NGC 2174, 


            Ronny Kaplanian