NGC 2174 : The Monkey Head

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Messier Number:
-


NGC Number:
NGC 2174


Common Name:
The Monkey Head


Constellation:
Orion


Distance from Earth:
6400 light years


Visual Magnitude:
6.8


Size:
40'x40'


Rate:

Description :
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. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
4 March 2011


Location:
Belgium - Biesmerée

Weather:
Temp = --°C


Equipment:
Skywatcher NEq6 Pro
Skywatcher ED80
Images aquired with: 

Canon 100D unfiltred


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 
12x600 sec @ 800ISO

Darks: 
7x600 sec @ 800ISO

Flats: 17
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 2h00min


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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