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




    

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

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%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

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

Data source: Backyard

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.

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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