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Contains:  NGC 2175, NGC 2174, The star 68Ori
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NGC 2174 - Monkey Head Nebula, 


NGC 2174 - Monkey Head Nebula

NGC 2174 - Monkey Head Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4000x3000

Dates:Dec. 4, 2019

Frames:Astronomik UV-IR Block L-2 2": 35x300" (gain: 1208.00) -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.9 hours

Darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 7.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.00%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 3099308

RA center: 6h 9' 43"

DEC center: +20° 31' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.729 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 164.198 degrees

Field radius: 1.200

Data source: Backyard


Early on I was fighting with the focus, after a focusing one image was good the following showed the focus was shifting and I'd have to stop and move the focus inward again. I ended up needing to add a lot of braking to the focuser to keep it from extending out due to the near vertical orientation of the telescope/camera combo to image the target as it approached and passed the zenith.



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NGC 2174 - Monkey Head Nebula,