NGC2174 Monkeyhead nebula


A lesser known sight in the nebula-rich constellation Orion, NGC 2174 can be found with binoculars near the head of the celestial hunter. About 6,400 light-years distant, the glowing cosmic cloud surrounds loose clusters of young stars. Covering an area larger than the full Moon on the sky, this stunning narrow band image adopts a bi-color mapping of the atomic emission from NGC 2174. The false-color mapping shows red hydrogen emission and oxygen in blue.

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106
Camera: SXV-H9
21x 900s H-alpha (4,5nm)
2x 900s OIII (3nm)

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