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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  68 Ori, IC2159, Monkey Head Nebula, NGC 2174, NGC 2175, NGC2174, NGC2175, Sh2-252, The star 68Ori
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NGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula, 


            Stan Smith
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NGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX080T-3SV

Imaging cameras: ATIK 490 EX Mono

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SFFR80T-3SV 0.74 Reducer/Flattener

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator PRO  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop 2019 CC  ·  ClickDesignSoft Autoscript for Pixinsight  ·  Pixinsight  ·  Stark-Labs PHD2

Filters: Chroma technology SII 3nm 36mm  ·  Chroma technology OIII 3nm 36mm  ·  Chroma technology Ha 3nm 36mm

Accessory: ZWO Off-Axis Guider

Dates:Jan. 21, 2020

Chroma technology Ha 3nm 36mm: 16x480" bin 1x1
Chroma technology OIII 3nm 36mm: 16x600" bin 1x1
Chroma technology SII 3nm 36mm: 16x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 7.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.87% job: 3309464

RA center: 6h 9' 43"

DEC center: +20° 29' 11"

Pixel scale: 2.172 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -156.250 degrees

Field radius: 1.217 degrees

Resolution: 3169x2496

Locations: DarkSky Observatory (In My Back Yard), Westminster, SC, United States

Data source: Backyard


First light with the Chroma 3nm narrowband filters.



Stan Smith
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • NGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula, 


            Stan Smith
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    NGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula, 


            Stan Smith

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NGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula, 


            Stan Smith