Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC2159  ·  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175  ·  NGC2174  ·  NGC2175  ·  Sh2-252
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NGC2174 in HSOrgb, 


            Jose Carballada
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NGC2174 in HSOrgb

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TS Photoline 107mm f/6.5 Super-Apo  ·  Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Cool  ·  ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro  ·  Mesu 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG Deluxe  ·  Teleskop Service TSOAG9 Off-Axis Guider

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini  ·  ZWO ASI174 Mini

Focal reducers: Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x  ·  Telescope-Service TS 2" Flattener

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  MoonLite NiteCrawler WR30  ·  TALON6 R.O.R  ·  MoonLite CSL 2.5" Focuser with High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:Jan. 28, 2020Jan. 31, 2020Feb. 2, 2020Feb. 14, 2020Feb. 19, 2020

Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 60x30" (gain: 75.00) bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 62x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 205x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm: 98x600" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 60x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm: 96x600" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 68.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.64%

Astrometry.net job: 3282026

RA center: 6h 9' 9"

DEC center: +20° 31' 49"

Pixel scale: 1.007 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.500 degrees

Field radius: 0.408 degrees

Resolution: 2328x1760

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


NGC 2174, or the Monkey Head nebula, is an emission nebula in Orion located around 6,400 light years from Earth.
I am resist to turn the image 90º to see clearly the head... I really prefer how these clouds creates a better tridimensional effect and how the complete nebula increase his beauty if you are not identifying the "monkey head".

Close to 70 hours of image integration using my dual setup at the remote observatory located in Ager, Spain.



Jose Carballada

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NGC2174 in HSOrgb, 


            Jose Carballada

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