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 - 21:52


The Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264)

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Field centre

RA: 06h41m
Dec: +09°53'
Position angle: -0°21'

Field size

0°56' × 1°12'

  • 115mm f7 APO refractor
  • NEQ6 Mount
  • SBIG STF-8300M CCD
  • SX Lodestar and SX OAG
  • Baader 36mm Ha (7nm), G and B filters

Ha: 3x900secs, G: 5x600secs B: 5x600secs


Dartmoor, UK

Target name

NGC2264 The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster


NGC2264 The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster (HaGB)

About this image

The result of my second processing sequence. This makes use of the Ha subframes (captured between midnight and 01:30 on the 31st of January) in the red channel to produce a different palette and foreground the huge expanse of Ha emission in this region of the sky.

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