Cone Nebula NGC 2264

Cone Nebula

The above image is a single frame featuring a large portion of the nebula complex surrounding the Cone Nebula located in Monoceros. The image is a combination of red, blue, green and hydrogen alpha filtered images. Many thanks to Sean Walker for his help processing the images.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: NGC 2264 Cone Nebula
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Monoceros
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Filters Gen II Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: Mini Borg 60mm using an ST402 Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 8 hours total exposure Position: R.A. 06 hr 41 min , Dec +090 53'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 20 & 21 January 2009
Acquisition: CCDSoft/The Sky 6 Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village