03 February 2015

NGC 2174, the Monkey Head nebula

By Steven Coates
http://www.CoatesAstrophotography.com )

NGC 2174, or the Monkey Head nebula, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion located around 6,400 light years from Earth.
Ha 30 min subs x 6 (unbinned)
OIII 30 minute subs x6 (binned 2x2)
SII 30 minute subs x6 (binned 2x2)
Red, Green and Blue 4 minute subs x6 (binned 2x2) for star color
Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm CF APO refractor
Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 cooled CCD camera
Losmandy G11 with Gemini 2 German equatorial mount


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