SH2-252, Monkey Head nebula

This is the RGB version of the Monkey Head nebula (SH2-252) that I have taken over the last few weeks. Those of you who were at the meeting on Friday will have seen this  in the demonstration I did on the night. The nebula sits right at the very top of Orion. Taken with the Takahashi Epsilon 180 @f2.8 and using the Atik 450 camera, this is a total of 4 hours 25 minutes exposures (Ha x 11, O3 x 20, S2 x 22, 5 minute exposures). It’s a good target for imaging, being bright and easy to find.





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