Observation by Dr Ollie Garrett: NGC2264 The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tr...

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Dr Ollie Garrett


Dr Ollie Garrett


2019 Jan 30 - 23:55


2019 Jan 31 - 21:32


The Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264)

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Field centre

RA: 06h41m
Dec: +09°53'
Position angle: -0°22'

Field size

0°56' × 1°14'

  • 115mm f7 APO refractor
  • NEQ6 Mount
  • SBIG STF-8300M CCD
  • SX Lodestar and SX OAG
  • Baader 36mm RGB filters

R: 5x600secs G: 5x600secs B:5x600secs


Dartmoor, UK

Target name

NGC 2264 The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster


NGC2264 The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster (RGB)

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The subframes for this image were captured in promising conditions. It was rather cold though - the door to my observatory kept freezing shut! After recent rain, the transparency was excellent and the seeing was unusually good too. This image is the result of my first processing sequence which used the RGB subframes and flats I collected between 19:00 and 00:00UT.

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