NGC2174 is an emission nebula in Orion (near the border with the constellation Gemini) which surrounds a small cluster of young and bright stars.
It is also sometimes referred to as the “Monkey Head Nebula”
The distance to NGC2174 is estimated at about 6.500 light-years.
Dec 30, 2008 – Canon 350D (TMB/LOMO 80/480 4h 40m)
|Right ascension||06h 09m 42s|
|Declination||+20° 29′ 00″|
|Other designations||Sh2-252, Monkey Head Nebula|