NGC2264 in Ha OIII: Cone nebula, Christmas Tree cluster, nebula NGC 2264

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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
Frames: 12×900″
Integration: 3.0 hours

Autor: Petko Marinov

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