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



    
        

            Drew Evans
NGC2264, Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster
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NGC2264, Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster

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NGC2264, Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster, 



    
        

            Drew Evans
NGC2264, Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster
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NGC2264, Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 11" f/2.2

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini (mono)

Software: Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Optilong l-enhance

Accessory: ZWO ASIAIR


Dates:Dec. 22, 2019

Frames: 17x300" (1h 25')

Integration: 1h 25'

Avg. Moon age: 25.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.93%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3164742

RA center: 6h 40' 37"

DEC center: +9° 59' 42"

Pixel scale: 1.542 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 192.133 degrees

Field radius: 0.935 degrees


Resolution: 2405x3640

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This area is a young open cluster located in the constellation Monoceros. The Christmas Tree Cluster is part of the NGC 2264 region, along with the Cone Nebula and the Fox Fur Nebula, and belongs to the Monoceros OB1 association, a loose association of very young stars located in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way.

OTA: 11" Celestron RASA f/2.2 620mm focal length
Camera: ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Mount: Celestron CGX-L
Control: ZWO ASIAIR
Auto-guiding: ZWO ASI290MM Mini and ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope
Filter: Optolong 2" L-Enhance Dual Narrowband Light Pollution Filter (H-Alpha and H-Beta/O-III)

17 combined exposures of lights at 5 minutes each merged with darks and flats. Total exposure time = 1.4 hours.

Langhorne, PA - Bortle 7 skies
Processed in Pixinsight and Lightoom

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NGC2264, Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster, 



    
        

            Drew Evans