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Contains:  Christmas Tree cluster, Cone nebula, NGC 2259, NGC 2264, The star 15Mon
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Cone, Fox Fur  & Christmas Tree Nebula NGC2264, 


Cone, Fox Fur  & Christmas Tree Nebula NGC2264
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Cone, Fox Fur & Christmas Tree Nebula NGC2264

Technical card

Dates:Jan. 25, 2020

Baader Ha 3.5nm: 22x600" bin 1x1
Baader LRGB 2'' Filters: 9x150" bin 2x2

Integration: 4.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.37%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3265687

RA center: 6h 41' 2"

DEC center: +9° 54' 43"

Pixel scale: 2.796 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.547 degrees

Field radius: 1.360 degrees

Resolution: 2744x2177

Data source: Backyard


Red version of previous image posted in Pink.

Taken from an astro colleague's backyard in Bortle 6 since I have a big tree in the way at Home in Bortle 8. I took Oiii and Sii but it did not add anything to the colour, so as I had already taken some RGB as well, "just in case" I processed HaRGB

Atik460EX & WOZS71 HEQ5
Ha 22 x 600
RGB 9 x 150secs binned each
Total imaging time 5 3/4 hours



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Cone, Fox Fur  & Christmas Tree Nebula NGC2264,