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Christmas Tree Cluster with Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2264 and NGC 2261), 



    
        

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Christmas Tree Cluster with Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2264 and NGC 2261)

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Christmas Tree Cluster with Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2264 and NGC 2261), 



    
        

            Will Czaja

Christmas Tree Cluster with Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2264 and NGC 2261)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N

Imaging cameras: QHY163M

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO AP 1200 GTO

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-II-M

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD Lab PHD2 Guiding


Dates:Jan. 26, 2019

Frames: 266x300" (22h 10')

Integration: 22h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 20.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 65.04%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2495539


Resolution: 3470x4636

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO)

Description

NGC 2264 and NGC 2261 (Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula, Fox Fur Nebula, and Hubble's Variable Nebula)

This is a HUGE star forming complex, filled with interesting structures and textures. These objects are located 2600 light years from Earth, in the Monoceros constellation just to the left of Orion. Hubble's Variable Nebula can be found on the upper right corner of the image. The nebula changes it's shape and brightness very rapidly, fast enough to track changes if you image it over a couple weeks. It's thought that the variation is caused by the dense dust periodically blocking the star's light, causing changes to the shadows cast upon the dust.

Equipment:

FSQ-106N, AP1200GTO, QHY163M, Astrodon filters

Acquired at MaRIO remote observatory

Acquisition Details:

Ha (3nm): 179 x 300sec.

OIII (3nm): 70 x 300sec.

SII (7nm): 17 x 300sec.

Total integration: 22.2 hours

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Christmas Tree Cluster with Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2264 and NGC 2261), 



    
        

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