ngc 2264, the Christmas tree cluster and the the Cone nebula
with nebulosity around S-Monocerotis
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North is to the right in this image, s-Monocerotis is the bright star in the middle of the blue reflection nebulosity. The cone nebula, NGC 2264,
is the dark nebula on the upper left edge of the red emission nebulosity. NGC 2264 is also the designation for the star cluster covering most of the image
and is known as the Christmas Tree Cluster .... with some imagination...
 Telescope Explore Scientific David H. Levy Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian 152mm f/4.8 mounted piggyback on Meade LX 200 Classic 12 inch
Camera Canon XT/350d modified with Baader type 1 filter by Hap Griffin
Exposure  37 five-minute sub-esposures at iso 1600
 Guiding  PHD Guide from Stark labs with Meade DSI pro I on Meade 12-inch LX 200 Classic at f/3.3
 Software  Images acquired, calibrated, stacked and color corrected with Nebulosity 2.2.4 from Stark Labs. Further processing in Photoshop CS 3.
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