Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Monkey Head Nebula  ·  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175
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NGC2174 (Monkey Head Nebula) SHO + RGB stars, 



    
        

            Jian Yuan Peng
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NGC2174 (Monkey Head Nebula) SHO + RGB stars

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NGC2174 (Monkey Head Nebula) SHO + RGB stars

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 2 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Guide Camera

Focal reducers: Tec frc 0.9x Tec frc

Software: My Software PHD2, PixInsight, Lightroom 6.4, Sequence Generator Pro, Photoshop CS6, StarNet++, Topaz Lab DeNoiseAI

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen 2 - E-Series LRGB  ·  Astrodon 3nm Narrowband filters

Accessory: ZWO Off-Axis Guider


Dates:Feb. 6, 2021Feb. 7, 2021Feb. 8, 2021Feb. 10, 2021Feb. 15, 2021Feb. 25, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm Ha: 45x900" (11h 15') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 35x900" (8h 45') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 43x900" (10h 45') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 Blue: 22x120" (44') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 Green: 22x120" (44') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 Red: 22x120" (44') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 32h 57'

Darks: ~32

Flats: ~32

Flat darks: ~32

Bias: ~128

Avg. Moon age: 19.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.14%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4264661

RA center: 6h 9' 42"

DEC center: +20° 33' 50"

Pixel scale: 0.785 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 187.308 degrees

Field radius: 0.513 degrees


Resolution: 3100x3545

Locations: CourtYard, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC2174 (aka Monkey Head Nebula) is located in the constellation Orion about 6,400 light-years away. NGC 2174 can be found with binoculars near the head of the Orion hunter during the winter and its size is larger than the full Moon. NGC 2174 is an H II emission nebula as well as a star-forming region surrounding loose open clusters of young stars.

This image is the Hubble color palette (SHO) plus the natural star color using R, G, and B filters.

Technical details:

Telescope: TEC 160FL + TEC FRC 0.9x

Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 2 GTO

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI6200MM

Software: PHD2, PixInsight, Lightroom 6.4, Sequence Generator Pro, Photoshop CS6

Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Total Integration: 32.9 Hours

PhotometricColorCalibration data(before crop):

Resolution ............... 0.783 arcsec/px

Rotation ................. 146.171 deg

Observation start time ... 2021-02-06 02:38:39 UTC

Observation end time ..... 2021-02-25 06:16:52 UTC

Focal distance ........... 990.02 mm

Pixel size ............... 3.76 um

Field of view ............ 2d 5' 1.6" x 1d 23' 24.2"

Image center ............. RA: 6 09 53.922 Dec: +20 33 09.96

Filters: Astrodon 50mm Unmounted LRGB Gen2 E-Series Filter Sets

Astrodon 50mm Unmounted 3nm Narrowband Ha, SII, OIII filters

Blue 22x120" 44 Minutes Bin1x1

Green 22x120" 44 Minutes Bin1x1

Red 22x120" 44 Minutes Bin1x1

Ha 45x900" 11.25 Hours Bin1x1

OIII 35x900" 8.75 Hours Bin1x1

SII 43x900" 10.75 Hours Bin1x1

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NGC2174 (Monkey Head Nebula) SHO + RGB stars, 



    
        

            Jian Yuan Peng