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NGC 2264 in RGB+HA, 



    
        

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NGC 2264 in RGB+HA

NGC 2264 in RGB+HA, 



    
        

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NGC 2264 in RGB+HA

Description

Taken 20110221-20110223

NGC 2264 is a complex region of dust, emission and reflection nebula in the constellation Monoceros. North is to the right and west is up.

On the left is the cone nebula, an H-II region.

Just to the right of the cone nebula and extending to the middle of the image is the Christmas Tree cluster -- a grouping of stars that outlines the shape of a Christmas tree with the peak starting at the cone on the left and the base ending near the center.

A reflection nebula is just above the center of the image, and the Fox Fur nebula is just to the right of that.

Telescope:

  Celestron Edge HD 14"

  Hyperstar 3 adapter

Mount:

  Celestron CGE Pro

Camera:

  QSI 583ws

Filters:

  Astrodon RGB

  Astrodon 5nm HA

Guiding:

  Celestron Onyx80EDF

  Lumenera Skynyx 2.0m

  MetaGuide

Exposures:

  16x240s RGB

  24x240s HA

Notes:

HA enhanced the RGB as a partial Luminance layer. This added more detail and contrast without adding grain.

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NGC 2264 in RGB+HA, 



    
        

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