Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  Christmas Tree Cluster  ·  NGC 2264  ·  The star 15Mon
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Cone Nebula HaRGB, Kyle Goodwin
Cone Nebula HaRGB
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Cone Nebula HaRGB

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Cone Nebula HaRGB, Kyle Goodwin
Cone Nebula HaRGB
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Cone Nebula HaRGB

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This was a fun project.  I originally intended for this to be a narrowband image using only the L-eXtreme filter, however the second night I was working on it was moonless for the period of time I would be imaging this target so I decided to use a luminance filter with the OSC camera and make this an HaRGB combination since there's not much Oiii.  I really like how it came out, especially the detail in the nebulosity which is much better than I expected from the small scope.  I can't say enough good things about this latest generation of Sony CMOS sensors.  The small pixels, low read noise, and now, finally larger full well, higher bit-depth give a combination that just really can't be beat.  CMOS changed astrophotography forever, but I think it's this generation which has finally fully realized the promise of that transition.

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