Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  Christmas Tree cluster  ·  Cone nebula  ·  Hubble's variable neb  ·  NGC 2261  ·  NGC 2264  ·  The star 15Mon
NGC2264 & NGC2261 / Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula & Hubble variable Nebula, 



    
        

            Ferran Ginebrosa
NGC2264 & NGC2261 / Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula & Hubble variable Nebula
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NGC2264 & NGC2261 / Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula & Hubble variable Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TAMRON 500mm f8

Imaging cameras: Canon 400D

Mounts: Meade LX90 12" Fork Mount

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8

Guiding cameras: Lunatico Astronomia QHY5

Software: PHD Guiding  ·  MaximDL 5  ·  Pixinsight LE

Filters: Astronomik CLS Clip CLS clip-in

Accessory: MEADE Autostar 497


Dates:Feb. 22, 2014Feb. 23, 2014

Frames:Astronomik CLS Clip CLS clip-in: 10x1800" (5h) ISO1600 bin 1x1

Integration: 5h

Darks: 22

Flats: 150

Bias: 200

Avg. Moon age: 22.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.74%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 187976

RA center: 6h 41' 4"

DEC center: +9° 32' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.348 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.093 degrees

Field radius: 1.471 degrees


Resolution: 620x407

Locations: MPC - K09 / Observatori Lliçà d'Amunt, Lliçà d'Amunt, Barcelona, Spain

Description

At last I have managed to photograph this object, NGC2264, very difficult with a suburban sky like mine, which took months chasing, and incidentally, without knowing it, I photographed the curious NGC2261, a variable nebula that always arouse my curiosity.

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  • NGC2264 & NGC2261 / Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula & Hubble variable Nebula, 



    
        

            Ferran Ginebrosa
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    NGC2264 & NGC2261 / Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula & Hubble variable Nebula, 



    
        

            Ferran Ginebrosa
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NGC2264 & NGC2261 / Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula & Hubble variable Nebula, 



    
        

            Ferran Ginebrosa