Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Monkey Head Nebula  ·  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175
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NGC 2175 - Monkey head Nebula, 


            Ryan Haveson

NGC 2175 - Monkey head Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8"

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM-Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM40

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174mm Mini

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 reducer/corrector

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon 36mm Filter Set (3nm Sii/Oiii, 5nm Ha)

Dates:Dec. 21, 2020

Frames: 400x400"

Integration: 44.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.19%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4103686

RA center: 6h 9' 43"

DEC center: +20° 33' 32"

Pixel scale: 0.715 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.797 degrees

Field radius: 0.475 degrees

Resolution: 2662x3974

Data source: Backyard


From Wikipedia:

NGC 2174 (also known as Monkey Head Nebula) is an H II emission nebula located in the constellation Orion and is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years away from Earth. The nebula may have formed through hierarchical collapse.



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NGC 2175 - Monkey head Nebula, 


            Ryan Haveson