Observation by Graham Roberts: NGC 2264 et al

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Graham Roberts


2022 Mar 07 - 19:00


2022 May 05 - 12:43


The Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264)

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Field centre

RA: 06h40m
Dec: +09°53'
Position angle: +80°09'

Field size

2°31' × 1°54'


Redhill, Surrey


NGC 2264 et al

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Located about 2,500 light years from Earth is the star forming region NGC 2264, consisting of the Christmas Tree Cluster (an open cluster), the nearby so-called Cone Nebula and in between the Fox Fur nebula.   As ever with broadband images, there’s an endless choice of permutations combining wavelengths to form a final image and inspired by the work of others I used the popular SHO Hubble Palette but adapted here by using synthetic SII and OIII channels in PixInsight’s Pixel Math to enhance the related colours.

For more background information and imaging details please refer to my website here:  https://watchthisspaceman.wordpress.com/2022/05/05/the-cone-fox-fur-christmas-tree/

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