Christmas Tree Cluster

Xmas Tree Cluster

Xmas Tree Cluster

Takayuki Yoshida

Xmas Tree Cluster

Christmas Tree Cluster is also known as Open Cluster NGC2264. It is an open cluster near Cone Nebula in the Monoceros Constellation. The cluster is about 2,600 light years away from our Earth. It was discovered in 1784.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi Epsilon160, EM200 Mount

Camera: ST-2000XM, Astronomik Type2C LRGB filter

Exposure: L=20minx8, RGB=10minx3

Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Totsukawa village, Nara Prefecture