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NGC2264 Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster

NGC2264 is the designation for two astronomical objects: The Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster.

Distance to earth: 2’600 lightyears
Apparent size: 20 arcminutes (0.66 x the moon)

Imaging time: 14.8 hours

Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: February 2017 – August 2018
Total exposure time: 14.8 hours
Color combination: HAB

Image data:
34 x 1200s HA
21 x 600s B