Cone Nebula

Cone Nebula, NGC2264

Cone Nebula is an emission Nebula in the constellation of Monoceros. It is 2,600 light years away from our Earth. The Cone nebula is the nebulasity surronding Christmas Tree Cluster. It is a relatively faint nebula. It is popular photograph target in Japan. Cone Nebula was discovered by Wiliam Hershel in 1785.

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, 2005

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