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Monkey Head in Ha-OIII-OIII, 


            Nico Augustin
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Monkey Head in Ha-OIII-OIII

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQM 35 Pro SynScan GoTo

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Software: Topaz Labs DeNoise AI  ·  ProDigital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Photoshop CC

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance

Accessory: Ikarus Technologies StellarMate OS  ·  Raspberry Pi 3 B+

10x180" (gain: 120.00) 0C
31x120" (gain: 228.00) 0C
57x180" (gain: 228.00) 0C
40x180" (gain: 8.00) 0C

Integration: 6.4 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 25.00

Astrometry.net job: 3383222

RA center: 6h 9' 54"

DEC center: +20° 32' 40"

Pixel scale: 2.731 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.120 degrees

Field radius: 1.341 degrees

Resolution: 2500x2500

Locations: KAUST Backyard, Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Data source: Traveller


NGC 2174 under some challenging conditions; full moon, moisture, sea salt and dust...



  • Monkey Head in Ha-OIII-OIII, 


            Nico Augustin
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    Monkey Head in Ha-OIII-OIII, 


            Nico Augustin


Description: A more balanced and much less aggressive version of the Monkey Head Nebula. Based on the same data than the first image.

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Monkey Head in Ha-OIII-OIII, 


            Nico Augustin