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The Cone Nebula (HaLRGB), 


            Ruben Barbosa
The Cone Nebula (HaLRGB)

The Cone Nebula (HaLRGB)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:ASA Astrosysteme ASA20NG-OK3 f 3,6

Imaging camera:FLI Proline 16803

Software:Maxim DL, Gimp

Resolution: 3826x4466

H-Alpha: 35x1200"
Lum: 60x600"
RGB: 75x300"

Integration: 27.9 hours job: 3068199

RA center: 6h 40' 56"

DEC center: +9° 34' 33"

Pixel scale: 0.480 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.656 degrees

Field radius: 0.392

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


The Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) is an HII region in the Monoceros constellation, located about 2.700 light years from Earth and measures about 7.000 light-years in length.

It is so named because of its shape resembling a cone. The cone comes from a dark nebula (of absorption, composed of molecular hydrogen and dust), located in front of an emission nebula.

Sometimes it is also called the Nebula of Jesus Christ because of its resemblance to Jesus in profile with hands in a position of prayer.

Hα 35 x 20min
L 60 x 10min
R 26 x 5min bin2x2
G 23 x 5min bin2x2
B 26 x 5min bin2x2



Ruben Barbosa
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The Cone Nebula (HaLRGB), 


            Ruben Barbosa