James Janusz 2000 thru 2016 All Rights Reserved
Telescope: Astro-Physics Ricardi-Honders Astrograph (RHA) Designation: SH2-252 NGC2174 NGC 2174 (also known as Monkey Head Nebula) is an H II emission nebula located in the constellation Orion and is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years from Earth. There is some uncertainty in the use of the identifiers NGC 2174 and NGC 2175. These may apply to the entire nebula, to its brightest knot, or to the star cluster it includes.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Orion
Camera: Apogee U16-M with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:Baader Guidescope & Astro-Physics Mount System, SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure Data: RGB 4 hours Red 3.5 hrs R, G (Moon got in the way) Position: R.A. 06 hr 09 min , Dec +20 30000'
Processed using Maxim data aquisition, PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing Date: January 2016
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory