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

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NGC 2174  Monkey Head, 



    
        

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NGC 2174 Monkey Head

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS Optics Newton 200/800

Imaging cameras: Canon eos 1200 da

Mounts: iOptron CEM25P CEM25P

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope Orion Mini 50mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: ASI ZWO 120 Mini

Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8.6

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance 2" Dual band filter


Dates:Jan. 21, 2020

Frames: 96x300" (8h)

Integration: 8h

Avg. Moon age: 26.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.87%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3306268

RA center: 6h 9' 38"

DEC center: +20° 29' 56"

Pixel scale: 1.092 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 160.330 degrees

Field radius: 0.731 degrees


Resolution: 2568x4080

Data source: Backyard

Description

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 2174  Monkey Head, 



    
        

            Steve BENZ