NGC2174 is an emission nebula in Orion (near the border with the constellation Gemini) which surrounds a small cluster of young and bright stars.
The distance to NGC2174 is estimated at about 6.500 light-years.
The small round patch of red nebulosity at upper right is 15th magnitude Sh2-247.
|Right ascension||06h 09m 42s|
|Declination||+20° 29′ 00″|
|Other designations||Sh2-252, Monkey Head Nebula|