Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Monkey Head Nebula  ·  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175  ·  The star 68Ori  ·  The star χ2Ori
NGC 2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula from the city, 



    
        

            Antoine Grelin
NGC 2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula from the city
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NGC 2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula from the city

NGC 2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula from the city, 



    
        

            Antoine Grelin
NGC 2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula from the city
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NGC 2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula from the city

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX130T

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600M

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM Mini

Focal reducers: Stellarvue .72 Focal Reducer/Rotator

Filters: Chroma Sii 3nm  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  Chroma Oiii 3nm


Dates:Dec. 23, 2020

Frames: 60x600"

Integration: 10.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 64.08%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4125889

RA center: 6h 9' 50"

DEC center: +20° 32' 9"

Pixel scale: 1.163 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.372 degrees

Field radius: 1.695 degrees


Resolution: 8792x5726

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 2174 is an emission nebula in Orion. It is known as the Monkey Head Nebula due to its shape.
NGC 2174 is a great target for medium to large telescopes and is fairly easy to capture from the city using the right filters.
This is about 10 hours of exposure from our Bortle 9 backyard in Las Vegas.
More information: https://www.galactic-hunter.com/post/ngc2174

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NGC 2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula from the city, 



    
        

            Antoine Grelin