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Contains:  Cone nebula, Christmas Tree cluster, NGC 2264, NGC 2259, The star 15Mon
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NGC2264 Cone Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3239x2306

Dates:Jan. 25, 2017

Astrodon 5nm Ha: 15x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Blue filter: 12x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Green filter: 12x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Red filter: 12x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 13.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.36% job: 1425774

RA center: 99.896 degrees

DEC center: 10.029 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.477 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.333 degrees

Field radius: 1.368 degrees

Locations: Home observatory, Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom


A fascinating region full of textural intracacies . . . I love the Fox Fur.

Unfortunatley I lost some height to the frame after an SGP upgrade changed the 'synch' default and I neglected to re-set the function back to 'synch' and my frames lost a small amount of alignment after a meridian flip on my last night of capture; resulted in a larger crop on the bottom edge. I'll process the Ha and post up another time, my eyes are fading now after a few hours of processing.

I've taken 600s subs for the RGB frames and I've been pleased with the star saturation to their cores without any processing boost - a lesson learned there. I think the image scale also helps as I have taken this at the scope's native FL for better resolution and framing.

C&Cs always welcome. CS! & thanks for looking.



Barry Wilson
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NGC2264 Cone Nebula, 


            Barry Wilson

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