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NGC 2174, Monkey Head nebula

Type Emission Nebula
Position 6 09.7, +20 30 
Constellation Orion
Camera and Telescope QSI 583 WSG, 20cm Maksutov Newtonian courtesy Dean Salman
Focal Ratio F4
Exposure Details 600 minutes  Hydrogen Alpha with Astrodon 3nm filter.  Colour is HaLRGB (synthetic luminance) L=R=G=B=100m
Description NGC 2174 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 away from Earth.  Its diameter is about 40'.