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Contains:  Cone nebula, Christmas Tree cluster, NGC 2264, NGC 2259, The star 15Mon
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Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, and Fox Fur Nebula (NGC 2264 region), 





    
        

            Gary Lopez
Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, and Fox Fur Nebula (NGC 2264 region)

Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, and Fox Fur Nebula (NGC 2264 region)

Technical card

Resolution: 2565x3848

Dates:Dec. 29, 2018Dec. 31, 2018Jan. 1, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 3nm-31mm: 203x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm-31mm: 100x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 3nm-31mm: 87x180" (gain: 139.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 19.5 hours

Darks: ~30

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 23.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.15%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Astrometry.net job: 2646866

RA center: 99.908 degrees

DEC center: 10.265 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.308 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 206.786 degrees

Field radius: 1.482 degrees

Locations: Monterey Pines Observatory, Monterey, California, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is a reprocessing of data I collected at the end of 2018. In prior versions I used a standard SHO approach and HST palette. This time I used Steve Milne's "natural" narrowband Pixinsight pixel math formula. I also cropped and rotated the image to give it a bit more drama. At the top of the image is the Cone Nebula and beneath it, the Christmas Tree Cluster. Moving down the image are the Fox Fur Nebula and the Snowflake Cluster. And, yes, it is still cloudy in Northern California.

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GWLopez
Gary Lopez
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            Gary Lopez
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    Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, and Fox Fur Nebula (NGC 2264 region), 





    
        

            Gary Lopez
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Bit of clean up.

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Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, and Fox Fur Nebula (NGC 2264 region), 





    
        

            Gary Lopez