NGC 2264 "Foxfur Nebula"

NGC 2264

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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

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5" Starfire f/8

Camera       :

Atik 16HR

Exposure       :

15.5 hours

Filter       :

LHaRGB 28,18,15,15,17 x 10 min

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines