Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  Christmas Tree cluster  ·  Cone nebula  ·  NGC 2259  ·  NGC 2264  ·  The star 15Mon
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NGC2264: Christmas Tree Cluster, 


            Alberto Ibañez
NGC2264: Christmas Tree Cluster
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NGC2264: Christmas Tree Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 101ED f/4

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 163M

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ 5 Rowan Belt Mod

Guiding telescopes or lenses: DYI Guidescope

Software: PinInsight 1.8  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator PRO  ·  PHD2 PHD 2.6.5

Filters: IDAS LPS-P2  ·  Optolong B 36mm  ·  Optolong G 36mm  ·  Optolong R 36mm

Accessory: QHYCCD QHYCFW2-M-UltraSlim

Dates:Dec. 27, 2019

Optolong B 36mm: 130x60" (gain: 174.00) -20C bin 1x1
Optolong G 36mm: 129x60" (gain: 174.00) -20C bin 1x1
Optolong R 36mm: 162x60" (gain: 174.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~15

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 1.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.81%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3297206

RA center: 6h 40' 59"

DEC center: +9° 53' 34"

Pixel scale: 1.878 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.497 degrees

Field radius: 1.484 degrees

Resolution: 3406x4559

Locations: Alto Mijares Observatory, Castellon, Castellon, Spain

Data source: Backyard


This is my Winter 2019 project. The Christmas Tree Cluster Region shooted in pure RGB. The goal was to enhace the different structures respecting the channel where they belong to. No luminance or synthetic luminance was used in any part of the project.



  • NGC2264: Christmas Tree Cluster, 


            Alberto Ibañez
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    NGC2264: Christmas Tree Cluster, 


            Alberto Ibañez

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC2264: Christmas Tree Cluster, 


            Alberto Ibañez