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Contains:  Cone nebula, Christmas Tree cluster, NGC 2264, The star 15Mon
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NGC 2264 - Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster, 





    
        

            Alan Mason
NGC 2264 - Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster

NGC 2264 - Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 4878x3244

Dates:Jan. 15, 2019

Frames:STC Astro Duo-Narrowband filter: 55x360" (gain: 150.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.5 hours

Darks: ~75

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 8.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.42%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Astrometry.net job: 2473904

RA center: 100.251 degrees

DEC center: 9.901 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.406 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.661 degrees

Field radius: 1.144 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

Located roughly 2500-2700 light-years away, this star forming region has many distinct features such as diffuse nebula and a cluster of stars. The Cone nebula, which is only 2 light-years wide and 7 light-years long forms a cold dark gas pillar in the shape of a funnel. Also included in this area, is the Christmas Tree Cluster, which forms a silhouette of a tree on its side, along with the surrounding nebula. The brightest star in this image, 15 Mon, marks the base of the tree and the funnel-shaped Cone Nebula forms the peak.

Imaged with the STC Duo Narrowband Filter

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NGC 2264 - Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster, 





    
        

            Alan Mason