Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  Christmas Tree Cluster  ·  NGC 2259  ·  NGC 2264  ·  The star 15Mon  ·  The star 16Mon
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NGC 2264 - Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics RedCat 51

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Ioptron SkyGuider Pro

Software: AstroPixelProcessor  ·  Startools 1.5  ·  Kstars/EKOS/INDI  ·  Gimp 2.10.8


Dates:Feb. 10, 2021

Frames:ZWO LRGB 31 MM,Halpha,SII,OIII: 144x120" (4h 48') (gain: 200.00) -15C

Integration: 4h 48'

Darks: 30

Flats: 30

Bias: 30

Avg. Moon age: 28.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.89%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: -3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4311274

RA center: 06h40m59s

DEC center: +09°5324

Pixel scale: 3.167 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.626 degrees

Field radius: 2.197 degrees


Resolution: 3995x3000

Locations: Home (Bortle 5), Yateley, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

A bit late for the Christmas season but...

...the Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster are about 2,600 light years away in the constellation of Monoceros.

11 Mar 2021 - Added 80 x 120s Ha data

25 Feb 2021 - Added 80 x 120s Ha data, but cloudy and 99% Moon

Taken over 2 nights (Feb 10 and Feb 12 2021) from Bortle 5 back garden in UK with Ha narrowband for the first night and RGB filters for the second night.

All imaging done with just an Ioptron Skyguider Pro with no guiding and Redcat 51 / ASI 1600MM

- Ha 60 x 120s

- R 27 x 120s

- G 27 x 120s

- B 30 x 120s

- 30 each of Bias, Drks and Flats

Processed in APP, StarTools and Gimp.

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Description: Added 150 x 120s more Ha data

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