Cone Nebula-Wide Field: This amazing nebula landscape around Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC 2264) in the left upper part of this image, is one of the highlights in the nebula-rich constellation of Monoceros. Contained in this wide-field view are several other interesting objects: In the center there is the very dense Open Cluster Trumpler 5. The small comet-like objekt in the lower left part is Hubble´s Variable Nebula (NGC 2261) and in the lower right corner the beautiful reflection nebula IC 447 is displayed. Three smaller reflection nebulae are near by: NGC 2245, NGC 2247 and IC 446.

 

 



Object Cone Nebula - Wide Field
Category Nebulae
Designation NGC 2264
Constellation Monoceros
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Piggyback on Meade LX 200 GPS 10 inch and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 13 x 15min Astronomik Ha filter, 25 x 5min IDAS LPS filter, Maxim DL for Capturing
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and LX 200 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop. Color Coding R(Ha), G(LPS), B(LPS)
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 4+8 Dec 2007
Remark The rich star field has been attenuated to augment the nebula structures
 
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