Taken on the evening of Friday 13th January 2012 (living up to its reputation just about EVERYTHING went wrong this night) we have the NGC2174 region in Gemini known as the Monkey Head nebula. I have North down in this image so that the Monkey’s Head is clearer to see. What is amazing about this image is that it is just one hour’s worth of exposure time (6 x 10-minute subs) using the ultra-fast Hyperstar III system at f#2. There was also an intrusive Moon playing havoc. This turned out so well under adverse conditions that I feel I must do it justice by imaging it again on a Moonless night with maybe 5-minute subs just to get the total number of subs up.
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