Space Pictures

NGC 2264
The Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

Explore the Universe with digital photography!

Home |  Nebulae |  Galaxies |  Star Clusters |  Solar System |  About Me |  My Equipment |  Astronomy Links |  Order Prints |  Copyright Notice

NGC Number:
NGC 2264

Common Name:
The Cone Nebula
Christmas Tree Cluster

Constellation:
Monoceros

Distance from Earth:
~2,400 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
3.9

Size:
60 arc minutes

NGC 2264, the Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster

Click here to view the full size image.

Date Taken:
2/9/2005

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
Takahashi FSQ-106n
SBIG STL-11000M
Bisque Paramount ME

Exposure Specs:
210 minutes total
Lum: 8x15 min
Red: 3x10
Grn: 3x10
Blu: 3x10

Processed with:
MaximDL 4
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2005, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.