This globular is almost as big on the sky as M13 and a delight to observe visually, as well as to photograph.
Taken in April 2015 from Austerfield with the ODK12 and an M25C in a series of 60sec frames unguided. This was during the setting up of the ODK, so not a bad overall result looking back on the log. A re-processing of the subject to favour the colouring of the stars, in Photoshop. No flats or other calibration used.
NGC 2174 (also known as Monkey Head Nebula) is an H II emission nebula located in the constellation Orion and is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years away from Earth. The nebula may have formed through hierarchical collapse.
Photograph by Max Freier
Rossington 15th Jan 2016
10 x 300 sec at ISO 800..
100 mm APO telescope and Canon 600D Astromodified Camera