The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264) + Stars Over Bucks +SHO-3nm NB

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The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264) + Stars Over Bucks + Optolong SHO-3nm NB

Credit: Stars Over Bucks (US)

 

 

The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264). The nebula was discovered the day after Christmas in 1785 by William Herschel. This is a star forming hydrogen gas cloud in the constellation of Monoceros about 2700 light years away and the Cone Nebula (small cone shaped nebula) is 7 light years long. This is one of my favorite regions of the sky, I love how the entire field is covers in faint nebulosity. Much of this nebulosity is often called the Fox Fur nebula. This is a narrowband image shot over three nights with sulphur, hydrogen and oxygen filters.

 


Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 100 f/5.5
Zwo ASI2600MM Pro
Exposure: 90 x 4min Ha, 90 x 4min O3, 40 x 6min Sii
Mount: iOptron Cem70 
Guiding: ASI290mini, 60mm scope
Filter: Optolong 3nm
Software: APT, DSS, Pixinsight 
Sky: Bortle 6

 

 

 

 

 

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