NGC 2264 The Cone Nebula

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NGC 2264 The Cone Nebula in Ha Cone Nebula HaRGB LayeredAMHP
Object: NGC 2264 The Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, Snowflake Cluster, and Fox Fur Nebula
Date: Ha: February 23, 2014

RGB: February 24, 2014

SII: March 7, 2014

OIII: March 9, 2014

Equipment: Telescope: Takahashi Sky 90II with F/4.5 reducer/flattener

Camera: SBIG ST-10XME w/ CFW10 (Astrodon 3nm Ha & E Series Gen 2 RGB Filters)

Autoguider: SBIG Remote Guide Head

Guidescope: 100mm efinder

Mount: Celestron CG-5 Mount

Exposure Info: Ha: 9 x 15 mins

SII: 8 x 15 mins

OIII: 8 x 15 mins

R: 6 x 5 mins (2×2)

G: 6 x 5 mins (2×2)

B: 6 x 5 mins (2×2)

Total RGB exposure: 3 hours 45 mins

Total SHO exposure: 6 hours 15 mins

Processing: Maxim DL 5.23, Photoshop CS6, Topaz Denoise,
Notes: This region contains 4 objects: The Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, Snowflake Cluster, and Fox Fur Nebula. This is also the first image where both the Ha and RGB layers were shot using the SBIG Remote Guide Head and the 100mm efinder.

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