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


            Chris Heapy
Christmas Tree Cluster HST
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Christmas Tree Cluster HST

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tele Vue NP 127is

Imaging cameras: Atik Cameras 490EX

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II

Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon OIII 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon SII 1.25 3nm

Accessory: SharpSky Auto Focuser

Dates:Jan. 7, 2016

Frames: 25x1200"

Integration: 8.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.35%

Basic astrometry details job: 1426179

RA center: 6h 40' 56"

DEC center: +9° 54' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.423 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 279.829 degrees

Field radius: 0.832 degrees

Resolution: 3299x2613

Locations: Whirley Observatory, Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom


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