NGC 2174

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Object Type: Emission nebula
Constellation: Orion
Magnitude: 6.8
Size: 40'

NGC 2174 is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is about 6,400 light-years from our solar system.

Equipment: Vixen 102-ED/TS Optics field flattener/ST-10XME/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/6.5
Exposures: RRGB: R 10 x 12 minutes: G 10 x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: GB binned 2x2
Date: March 11-12, 2010
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes:
Individual exposures were dithered using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. Reduce Noise was applied to the RGB image and the dim portions of the luminance image. Gaussian Blur was applied to the RGB image.

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