Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  Christmas Tree cluster  ·  Cone nebula  ·  NGC 2264  ·  The star 15Mon
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The Christmas Tree Cluster- NGC 2264, 


            Matt Harbison
The Christmas Tree Cluster- NGC 2264
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The Christmas Tree Cluster- NGC 2264

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ Monochrome

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Luminance Luminance  ·  Baader Ha 7nm

Accessory: Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  Optec Pyxis rotator 2"  ·  ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor

Dates:Dec. 14, 2015

Frames: 60x900" (15h)

Integration: 15h

Avg. Moon age: 3.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.14%

Astrometry.net job: 885336

RA center: 6h 40' 45"

DEC center: +9° 50' 31"

Pixel scale: 1.586 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -15.734 degrees

Field radius: 0.823 degrees

Resolution: 620x835

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States


NGC 2264- The Christmas Tree Cluster

Captured with Sequence Generator Pro, edited in Pixinsight, with levels and curves adjusted in Photoshop.

12 x 15 minutes HA
12 x 5 minutes L
12 x 5 minutes R
12 x 5 minutes G
12 x 5 minutes B

Imaged during the Geminids Meteor Shower at Fall Creek Falls State Park​.


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The Christmas Tree Cluster- NGC 2264, 


            Matt Harbison