NGC 2264 lies in a large and extremely complex stellar nursery found in the constellation Monoceros. Young stars recently condensed from the dense hydrogen clouds light up the region to reveal a nebula resembling a fox’s fur.
Date Imaged :
Jan 2 - Mar 15, 2009
Astrophysics 5" Starfire f/8
LHaRGB 28,18,15,15,17 x 10 min
Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines