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Contains:  Cone nebula, Christmas Tree cluster, NGC 2264, The star 15Mon
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NGC 2264 - Cone Area ITU RH 200 First Light

Technical card

Resolution: 3146x2484

Dates:Dec. 21, 2017Dec. 22, 2017Dec. 23, 2017

Astronomik Deep-Sky B Filter: 19x300" bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky G Filter: 19x300" bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky R Filter: 19x300" bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm: 38x300" bin 1x1
Astronomik L2 Lum: 31x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 10.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.64% job: 1897048

RA center: 100.287 degrees

DEC center: 9.898 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.857 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.214 degrees

Field radius: 1.034 degrees

Locations: Image The Universe Remote Telescopes, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain


Hi all.
The new RH 200 MKII is nearly ready to roll - a few tweaks yet to be done to improve a few aspects but nothing major. The test data was very nice, hopefully, the image demonstrates that.

At just 10.5 hours including Ha the benefits of such a fast scope are clear to see.

As well as the nice blue reflection around the Christmas Tree Cluster area which structurally seems to be lifted out from the red emissions, I was also interested to see the nice yellow tones appearing just below the cone.

Hope yu enjoy.



Paddy Gilliland



A slightly more subtle version which i also liked.

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 2264 - Cone Area  ITU RH 200 First Light, 


            Paddy Gilliland