CharlotteSkies - TRoyTsounis
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NGC 2174 The Monkey Head Nebula
Classified as an emission nebula located in the constellation Orion roughly 6400 light years away.
Locating it was a challenge due to its low magnitude.
Another cold 2008 Vermont winter night with temps around 6 degrees Fahrenheit I froze my star clusters off.

This image consist of 300sec subs x 28 frames for the RGB portion so 2:20 hours combined with 600 sec subs x7 of H-Alpha data for 1:10 hours for a grand total of 3 hours and 30 minutes of data.

Image equipment used
Modded Canon 20D clear glass with UV/IT Cut filter for RGB
Astronomik 12nm H-Alpha filter
Imaging scope is the new StellarVue 80mm F/6 triplet
Auto guided with PHD.
EQ6 Mount

NGC2174