NGC 2174  (AKA Monkey Head Nebula)

The Monkey Head Nebula is an H emission nebula located in the in Orion. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years away from Earth. The nebula may have formed through hierarchical collapse.

The 3 versions below were combined using 3 different PixInsight methods.

  1. #1 used the HA data in the Luminance channel and combined using LRGB combine.
  2. #2 used the HBRGB combine script
  3. #3 is a RGB image not ha was added and was combined using LRGB combine and leaving out the Lum channel