• Acquisition Date/s: February & March 2023
  • Location: Private Observatory in Castilléjar, Spain
  • OTA: Omegon Ritchey-Chretien Pro RC 304/2432 12-inch Carbon Fiber Truss
  • Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro
  • Imaging: ASI2600MC Pro (SONY IMX571 CMOS); Temp: -5°C; Binning: 2
  • Guiding: ASI290MM Mini (CMOS IMX290/IMX291 1/2.8″ Sensor)
  • Guide Scope: Orion ShortTube 80mm, 400mm focal length, f/5 Refractor
  • Filters: Optolong L-Pro
  • Acquisition Software: Voyager
  • Stacking & Calibration: PixInsight 1.8.8-12 Ripley — 715 subframes x 75 sec, 14 hrs 53 min total integration time
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.8-12 Ripley; BlurXterminator, NoiseXterminator for PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop 2022, Topaz Sharpen AI
  • Designations: NGC 2174, Monkey Head Nebula; also showing NGC2175 Star Cluster
  • Object Type: Nebula
  • Coordinates: R.A. 6h 10m 47s; Dec. 20° 39′ 39″
  • Constellation: Orion
  • Distance: 6 400 light-years
  • Mag(v): N/A
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