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NGC2174 Monkey Head Nebula

The Monkey Head Nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation of Orion and probably is a result of an hierarchical collapse.

Distance to earth: 6’400 lightyears
Apparent size: 40 arcminutes (1.33 x the moon)

Imaging time: 14.3 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: January 2017
Total exposure time: 14.3 hours
Color combination: SII=Red, HA=Green, OIII=Blue

Image data:
23 x 1200s HA
10 x 1200s OIII bin2
10 x 1200s SII bin2