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Contains:  Christmas Tree cluster, Cone nebula, NGC 2259, NGC 2264, The star 15Mon
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Christmas Tree Nebula (NGC-2264

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106ED f/5 FSQ 106ED f/5

Imaging camera:QSI 683 wsg-8

Mount:Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses:

Guiding cameras:

Focal reducers:

Software:Adobe Lightroom CCPixInsight for Mac

Filters:HaAstrodon RGB


Resolution: 2470x3281

Dates:Feb. 15, 2016March 24, 2016

Astrodon RGB: 53x900" -20C bin 1x1
Ha: 18x1800" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 22.2 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 11.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 75.55%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 1381956

RA center: 6h 39' 57"

DEC center: +10° 5' 52"

Pixel scale: 2.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.925 degrees

Field radius: 1.198 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree Nebula, HRGB composition.



Miles Zhou
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Christmas Tree Nebula (NGC-2264, 


            Miles Zhou

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