The Cone Nebula makes up the bottom part of NGC 2264, of which the upper part is the
Christmas Tree Cluster. The Cone Nebula is an emission nebula in Monoceros and lies
about 2700 light years from Earth.
Date: Jan-Feb 2012
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion 12.5 inch f/9 2532mm focal length
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300 Camera
Guiding: SBIG ST-402 on an On Axis Guider from Innovations Foresight
Exposure: HA: 42x20 minutes unbinned,L: 15x10 min,R:22x8 min G:24x6 min B:31x8
min. The total time was 26 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using
Maxim DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
The Cone Nebula NGC 2264