Deep Sky Object in Winter
Close-up of Cone Nebula

Date & Time: Jan 4 2016, from 23:46 to 26:00 JST(+0900)
Composed 14 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium UV/IR cut filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

NGC2264 / Diffused Nebula & Open Cluster, type 1 E
R.A.06h 41m 6.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+09° 53' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size60'
Real Size45 light yrs.
Distance2600 light yrs.
Other IDsSh2-273, LBN911
This picture shows you a close-up around the Cone Nebula. A triangle-shaped dark lane has obscured a background emission nebula, looks like that the dark lane is dividing the emission nebula. A part of dark lane also has complicated structures, contains plural embryo stars.

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Hubble's Variable Nebula(NGC2261)


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