NGC 2174: Monkey Head Nebula in Orion

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NGC 2174
 (also known as Monkey Head Nebula) is an H II emission nebula located in the constellation Orion and is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years away from Earth. The nebula may have formed through hierarchical collapse.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Equinox 80 ED APO
Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ mono
Mounts: Celestron CGEM
Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics Guidescope 50mm
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Mono
Focal reducers: TeleVue TRF-2008 0.8x
Software: PHD, Cyanogen Maxim DL Pro 5, Photoshop CS6
Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm 2″, Baader Planetarium SII 8nm 2″, Baader Planetarium OIII 8.5nm 2″
Accessories: Starlight Xpress SX USB Filter Wheel 5×2″
Dates: Dec. 26, 2013
Frames:
Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm 2″: 10×600″ -15C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium OIII 8.5nm 2″: 5×900″ -15C bin 1×1
Baader Planetarium SII 8nm 2″: 5×900″ -15C bin 1×1
Integration: 4.2 hours

Autor: Dan Kordella

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