NGC 2175

NGC 2175

A very bright emission nebula in the constellation of Monoceros. It is often referred to as the Monkey Head nebula because of it's resemblence to the head of a monkey. This region is also known as Sharpless 252 in the catalogue named after Stuart Sharpless. This is a combination of 3 narrowband filters, Ha, SII, OIII and RGB stars blended into the final image.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @f7.7 Designation: NGC 2175
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Constellation: Orion
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 5200 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 12+ total hours exposure 5nm Ha, OIII, SII filters Position: R.A. 6 hr 10 min , Dec +20030'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: January 2010
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1Oasys Location:Deerlick Astronomy Village