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The Cone, Fox Fur and  Christmas Tree NGC2264, 



    
        

            Terry Hancock

The Cone, Fox Fur and Christmas Tree NGC2264

Description

Lying at a distance of approximately 2700 light years in the constellation Monoceros, here is The Cone Nebula (left of centre), The Christmas Tree Star Cluster (top of tree next to cone) and The Fox Fur Nebula (centre). Hubble's Variable Nebula or Caldwell 46 can also be seen Lower left in this image.

This is a collaboration of data by Robert Fields of Irvington Observatory Howell MI and Terry Hancock of Downunder Observatory Fremont, MI.
Total Exposure time 7.5 hours

Image details
Robert Fields
Location: Irvington Observatory, Howell MI
H-Alpha 360 min
Camera: SBIG ST11000 monochrome CCD
Optics: Takahashi FSQ 106 APO Refractor
Takahashi NJP German Equatorial Mount
Image Aquisition software Maxim DL5
Registed, Calibrated and Stacked in CCD Stack
Post Processed with Photoshop CS5


Image details
Terry Hancock
Location: DownUnder Observatory, Fremont MI
RGB 72 min
Luminance 24 min
Camera: QHY11 monochrome CCD
Optics: Takahashi Epsilon E-180
Paramount GT-1100S German Equatorial Mount
Image Aquisition software Maxim DL5
Registed, Calibrated and Stacked in CCD Stack
Post Processed with Photoshop CS5

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The Cone, Fox Fur and  Christmas Tree NGC2264, 



    
        

            Terry Hancock