Cone Nebula in NGC 2264

Cone Nebula in NGC 2264

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The Cone Nebula is part of a complex star forming region of ionized intergalactic hydrogen gas know as NGC 2264 in the constellation Monoceros. Though it is visually faint and elusive through even larger telescopes, it becomes quite impressive in long exposures.



Date Imaged       :

February 5, 2010

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5

Camera       :

ST10XME

Exposure       :

5.6 hours

Filter       :

LHaGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines