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


            Casey Good
NGC 2174 - The Monkey's Head
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NGC 2174 - The Monkey's Head

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803

Mounts: Paramount ME II

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Filters: Ha  ·  S2  ·  O3

Dates:Feb. 25, 2021

Ha: 16x900" bin 1x1
O3: 26x900" bin 1x1
S2: 26x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 17.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 95.70%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4263285

RA center: 6h 9' 54"

DEC center: +20° 33' 14"

Pixel scale: 1.428 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.991 degrees

Field radius: 0.553 degrees

Resolution: 1970x1976

Locations: Dark Sky Observatory Collaborative, Ft. Davis, Texas, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Unlike some of the stranger named nebulae out there (like the running chicken... always wondered about that one...), you can definitely tell where this nebula gets its name sake.


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 2174 - The Monkey's Head, 


            Casey Good

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