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Contains:  Cone nebula, Christmas Tree cluster, NGC 2264, NGC 2259, The star 15Mon
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NGC 2264, LDN 1613, Hubble's Variable Nebula, Trumpler 5 and more, 





    
        

            Okke_Dillen
NGC 2264, LDN 1613, Hubble's Variable Nebula, Trumpler 5 and more

NGC 2264, LDN 1613, Hubble's Variable Nebula, Trumpler 5 and more

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Imaging telescope or lens:TS Optics Hypergraph 150/2,8

Imaging camera:Canon Eos 6Da

Mount:iOptron iEQ30 pro

Guiding telescope or lens:TS 8x50 Finder-Scope

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN-2 @ 8x50 Sucher

Software:PixInsight

Resolution: 3840x2877

Dates:Dec. 4, 2019

Frames: 40x180"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.00%

Astrometry.net job: 3104486

RA center: 6h 38' 56"

DEC center: +9° 59' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.820 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 61.688 degrees

Field radius: 1.880

Locations: Hausbuckel, Freiolsheim, BaWü, Germany

Data source: Traveller

Description

This is the 3rd light with my "discovery machine", the TS Hypergraph 150F2.8, taken from Monoceros. I pointed it to the so called Christmas Tree Cluster and the Cone Nebula tonight. As the field is some 4° wide there is more stuff available to bring into the field of view than these 2 objects only.

So, we can find the folllowing objects in the image:
- LDN 1613 (Cone Nebula)
- NGC 2264 (Christmas Tree Cluster)
- NGC 2261 (Hubble's Variable Nebula, lower right)
- Trumpler 5 (the heap of ambers on the right)
- LDN 1608 (DN with red on the upper left)
- NGC 2259 (Star Cluster on the upper left)
- LDN 1610 (DN left of that dark "Y"structure)
- LDN 1609 (DN top of that dark "Y" structure)

There seems to be much more in the full frame but, the image I am showing today is a crop of only some 2° of the full field which is 4°.

The exposure time was 120 minutes, divided into 40 frames of 3 minutes at iso400. No filter was used and the Moon is at 50% which had an impact on contrast, but hey, I'm happy already that I had 2 days of clear skies at all since the last 6 weeks...

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NGC 2264, LDN 1613, Hubble's Variable Nebula, Trumpler 5 and more, 





    
        

            Okke_Dillen