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Astrophotography Gallery > Nebulae > Cone Nebula in HaRGB
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Location: Clovis, CA and Ahwahnee Hills Observatory
The Cone Nebula, catalogued as NGC 2264, is a large region of ionized hydrogen in the constellation Monoceros. It lies approximately 2,700 light years from Earth. The Cone formation actually sits, inverted, at the top of the Christmas Tree Cluster of stars.
Mount: Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Camera: Canon Rebel T3ia (600D, Modded by G. Honis)
Scope/Lens: Explore Scientific 102ED
Guide Scope: Orion ST 80mm f/5 Refractor
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   38 x 150 Seconds @ ISO 1600, f/7.0
   15 Darks, 40 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

Exposure #2 (H-Alpha):
   133 x 300 Seconds @ ISO 1600, f/7.0
   40 Darks, 40 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

Integration: 12 Hours, 40 Minutes, 0 Seconds
Processing: BackyardEOS, PHD, DeepSkyStacker, Images Plus 5.75, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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