Contains: Cone nebula, Christmas Tree cluster, NGC 2264, The star 15Mon
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Cone Nebula, Fox Fur Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 4500x3328

Dates: Feb. 23, 2017Feb. 26, 2017

Frames:
ZWO Blue: 11x150" (gain: 150.00) -25C
ZWO Green: 12x150" (gain: 150.00) -25C
ZWO H-alpha 7nm: 31x300" (gain: 150.00) -25C
ZWO Red: 11x150" (gain: 150.00) -25C

Integration: 4.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.34%

Astrometry.net job: 1477671

RA center: 100.233 degrees

DEC center: 9.890 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.919 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -72.262 degrees

Field radius: 0.714 degrees

Description

Clearing out my processing backlog. I'm particularly happy with the detail in the Fox Fur Nebula. As always, I couldn't get the reflection nebula to shine - I'm pretty sure that's just due to my light-polluted skies.

Comments

Author

Chris Sullivan
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Revisions

B

Adjusted levels and tried to tone down the orange-ness.

C

Started from scratch to try a different method of getting star halos under control.

D

Adjusted curves.

E

Tweaked the levels.

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Cone Nebula, Fox Fur Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster, Chris Sullivan