Description

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.

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Name NGC2174
Type Emission nebula
Constellation Orion
Right ascension 06h 09m 42s
Declination +20° 29′ 00″
Distance 6.500 ly
Other designations Sh2-252, Monkey Head Nebula