This emission nebula in Orion surrounds a cluster of young and
bright stars. This image is only a portion of the cloud. It is estimated
that this cloud is around 6,400 light years away
NGC 2174 Emission Nebula in Orion -  12.16.2006
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Meade LX200 14 @ F/2 with HyperStar
Mount: Meade
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
Filters: none
Exposure:  33 X 35 Seconds = 19 minutes
Time: 12:50 AM EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
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