Contains:Cone nebula, Christmas Tree cluster, NGC 2264, The star 15Mon
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Christmas Tree Cluster HST, 


        Chris Heapy
Christmas Tree Cluster HST

Christmas Tree Cluster HST

Technical card

Resolution: 3299x2613

Dates: Jan. 7, 2016

Frames: 25x1200"

Integration: 8.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.35% job: 1426179

RA center: 100.237 degrees

DEC center: 9.916 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.423 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -99.829 degrees

Field radius: 0.832 degrees

Locations: Whirley Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Data source: Unknown


Data captured last year, re-processed recently using PixInsight after learning how to use pixel-math to combine channels :-) This is the same scope as used for my recent wide-field image of this area but using a smaller pixel Atik490EX CCD (instead of Moravian G4-16000) which offers higher resolution.



Chris Heapy
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Christmas Tree Cluster HST, 


        Chris Heapy