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NGC 2174, the Monkey Head nebula

NGC 2174, the Monkey Head nebula

NGC 2174, the Monkey Head nebula
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
**This image can also be seen as featured in Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day