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NGC2264 (The Christmas Tree Cluster), 


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NGC2264 (The Christmas Tree Cluster)
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NGC2264 (The Christmas Tree Cluster)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO ES 127 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC-Cool

Guiding cameras: SX Lodestar 2X Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: Explore Scientific 0.7 Reducer/Flattener ES Flattener

Software: PixInsight  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Roof  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Alert  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Dates:Nov. 14, 2018Nov. 15, 2018Nov. 16, 2018Dec. 2, 2018Dec. 4, 2018Dec. 15, 2018

Frames: 71x600" (gain: 0.00) -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.19%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2438109

RA center: 6h 40' 57"

DEC center: +9° 51' 32"

Pixel scale: 5.028 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 266.007 degrees

Field radius: 1.207 degrees

Resolution: 1440x955

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


The Christmas Tree Cluster, wanted to get more integration time on this but the weather just did not cooperate! Love this target and will hit it with LRGBHa at some point. :-)



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NGC2264 (The Christmas Tree Cluster), 


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