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NGC2264 - The Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster


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Managed to grab the better part of three hours in 180s subs on this last night, as it was the target most likely to give me a decent window of capture.


Integrated first as Ha-Oiii Colour then a second image integrated as separate Ha and Oiii extracts before combining as HOO in Astro Pixel Processor.

Light pollution cleanup and star colour calibration done in APP.

Processing done in Photoshop CC.


51 (of 60) x 180s


Skywatcher 80ED Pro with Redcat 51 guiding.

Optolong l-eNhance filter

ASI294mc pro -10C unity gain

ASIair Pro guiding and capture

EQ6-R Pro










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40 minutes ago, Astrobdlbug said:

Another great iconic target  - lovely FOV.  You have made the most from of the data you captured and processed.

Just a suggestion - but have a look at this FOV rotated 180deg, see if you think it makes a difference.



Thanks Bryan! 
Haha, I couldn’t decide which way to post on here, as I’ve rotated this one so many times. In the end, I decided to just leave it in the orientation the scope/camera captured it; I was tempted to post it in ‘Christmas Tree’ orientation though. 😊

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