NGC 2264 is the designation number of the New General Catalogue that identifies two astronomical objects as a single object:
- the Cone Nebula,
- the Christmas Tree Cluster,
Two other objects are within this designation but not officially included:
- Snowflake Cluster,
- and the Fox Fur Nebula.
All of the objects are located in the Monoceros constellation and are located about 800 parsecs or 2600 light-years from Earth.
NGC 2264 is sometimes referred to as the Christmas Tree Cluster and the Cone Nebula.
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Selfmade Super Astrograph 8″ f4
Imaging cameras: SBIG ST- 8300M
Mounts: Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Selfmade Super Astrograph 8″ f4
Guiding cameras: ALccd5-IIm
Software: Fitswork, Adobe Photoshop CS5
Filters: Baader Planetariun OIII 8.5nm, Baader Planetariun Ha 7nm
Accessories: Pal Gyulai Komakorrektor
Dates: Feb. 17, 2014
Locations: Home Observatory
Integration: 3.0 hours
Autor: Petko Marinov
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21 February 2014
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