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