Monkey Head Nebula

Posted by orfeasv
on Thursday, February 20, 2020
Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174 / Sh2-252) through a Duo-Narrowband filter. It is an emission nebula located in the constellation Orion, the Hunter about 6,400 light years from Earth. The nebula is an H II region, a large cloud of ionised gas in which new stars are being formed. It is associated with the open cluster NGC 2175.

Equipment used:
SW Explorer 150PDS, ZWO ASI294MC-Pro, SW HEQ5 Pro, Optolong L-eNhance
Just short of 3 hours integration time

Shot from Thessaloniki, Greece
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