Friday, February 16, 2007

NGC 2174 in Orion

This is a fairly bright nebula up around the head of Orion. This object is about 6,400 light years away. It's actually a combination of emission and reflection nebulae. However my image does not really bring out the reflection nebula, which typically show up as blue. The red emission nebula is much brighter and easier to capture. I hope to get some images with my H-alpha filter to bring out more detail. This image was the result of 28 exposures of 180-seconds each, at ISO 1600.

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