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NGC 2264, the "Cone Nebula"

HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)

from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.



The Cone Nebula is an Hydrogen emission region in the constellation Monoceros. Nebula is located about 2600 light years away from Earth. The cone Nebula forms part of the nebulosity surrounding the Christmas Tree Cluster. Note, NGC 2264 refers to both objects, not the nebula alone.

I have shot this object and the Rosette Nebula as a mosaic at Spring 2009, image can be found here:

http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2011/01/cone-and-rosette-nebulae-reprocessed.html

The Cone Nebula area can be seen at the Left side.



Technical details:



Processing work flow:

Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.

Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack.

Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations, 50% mix..

Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.



Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f5

Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 6,5Hz

Image Scale, 0,75 arcseconds/pixel

Baader H-alpha 7nm 12x1200s, binned 2x2

Baader O-III 8,5nm 3x1200s, binned 3x3

S-II is taken from my older wide field image

NGC 2264, the "Cone Nebula"

NGC 2264, the "Cone Nebula"

HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)

from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.



The Cone Nebula is an Hydrogen emission region in the constellation Monoceros. Nebula is located about 2600 light years away from Earth. The cone Nebula forms part of the nebulosity surrounding the Christmas Tree Cluster. Note, NGC 2264 refers to both objects, not the nebula alone.

I have shot this object and the Rosette Nebula as a mosaic at Spring 2009, image can be found here:

http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2011/01/cone-and-rosette-nebulae-reprocessed.html

The Cone Nebula area can be seen at the Left side.



Technical details:



Processing work flow:

Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.

Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack.

Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations, 50% mix..

Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.



Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f5

Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 6,5Hz

Image Scale, 0,75 arcseconds/pixel

Baader H-alpha 7nm 12x1200s, binned 2x2

Baader O-III 8,5nm 3x1200s, binned 3x3

S-II is taken from my older wide field image