Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  15 S Mon  ·  B39  ·  Christmas Tree Cluster  ·  NGC 2264  ·  Sh2-273  ·  The star 15Mon
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NGC 2264 - The (late) Christmas Tree Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC 2264 - The (late) Christmas Tree Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS Optics Photoline 60mm f/6 FPL53

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50/200 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ToupTek G-1200-KMB Mono Guider

Focal reducers: TS Optics TS-Optics PHOTOLINE 2" 0.8x Reducer & Flattener

Software: Topaz Labs Denoise AI  ·  Starnet++  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight  ·  INDI KStars/Ekos  ·  KDE KStars  ·  INDILib  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Gimp  ·  KDE Krita

Filters: Astronomik Deep Sky R 1.25"  ·  Astronomik Deep Sky G 1.25"  ·  Astronomik Deep Sky B 1.25"  ·  Astronomik Ha 1,25" 6nm

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser  ·  ZWO EFW 1.25 8 Position  ·  Raspberry Pi Foundation Raspberry Pi 4 B 8 GB


Dates:March 1, 2021March 2, 2021

Frames:
Astronomik Deep Sky B 1.25": 12x180" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep Sky G 1.25": 12x180" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep Sky R 1.25": 24x180" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 1,25" 6nm: 36x300" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.4 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Bias: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 17.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 90.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 4271410

RA center: 6h 41' 19"

DEC center: +9° 48' 39"

Pixel scale: 1.722 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.741 degrees

Field radius: 1.555 degrees


Resolution: 5421x3581

Locations: Home observatory, Schechen, Bavaria, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

I know I'm late for this one, but I took a shot of the Christmas Tree Nebula NGC 2264 in March. We all remember that foggy and cloudy nightmare that was December 2020 and January 2021, I had to make hard choices, man :-) . Well finally, I gave this one a shot and I really love the object. This is a composite of plenty of H-Alpha data blendet with RGB.

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NGC 2264 - The (late) Christmas Tree Nebula, 



    
        

            Crazy Owl Photography