SH2-252, Monkey Head Nebula
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The Monkey Head Nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion. Also called the Monkey Nebula
Distance: 6500 light years
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: An LRGB image with a total exposure time of 15 hours 20 minutes with 67 subexposures of 18@10min of Lum, 24@10min of red, 18@10min of green, & 27@10min of blue.
Date: March 2014
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL; calibration, stacking, & color creation in CCDStack, and further processing in Photoshop CS6.