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 NGC2174 
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About:
A lesser known sight in the nebula-rich constellation Orion, NGC 2174 can be found with binoculars near the head of the celestial hunter. About 6,400 light-years distant, the glowing cosmic cloud surrounds loose clusters of young stars. Covering an area larger than the full Moon on the sky. The broad band image combines filters in a closer analogy to human vision, dominated by the red glow of hydrogen. [Text from APOD]



Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII F/3.6 383mm. - APO Refractor
Mount: AP Mach1 GTO
Camera: QSI-683WSG
Filters: Astrodon E Series Gen II LRGB 31mm
Guiding Systems: SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: 22 February 2014
Location: Pragelato - Turin - Italy
Exposure Details: L:R:G:B => 60:10:10:10 = > (12x5):(2x5):(2x5):(2x5) All Bin1 [num x minutes]
Cooling Details: -35 C
Acquisition: Maxim DL/CCD, TheSkyX, Voyager
Processing: CCDStack2+, PixInsight, PS CS5
Mean FWHM: 1.99
SQM-L: 20.57