Antilhue - Chile

The Cone Nebula
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Image Data

Designation Cone Nebula
Object type Emission nebula
Coordinates 06h41min  +09°19'  Monoceros  (Mon) 
Description In this orientation, it is easy to see why the Cone Nebula is also referred to as the Madonna with the Child.  Part of a very busy area in the Milky Way, it lies just south of the Christmas Tree Cluster with the Fox Fur Nebula and adjacent to Hubble's Variable Nebula.  North is up (352°) in this 25 x 37 arcmin field of view.  Click on the image for a larger screen resolution.
Exposure (Ha+R)(Ha+R)GB 330:60:60:60 min @ -20°C  -  all unbinned
Camera SBIG STL-11000 selfguided with Astronomik Type II Ha and RGB filters
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien at prime focus (f/9)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Registar, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 10 and 11Dec2005 - 06:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 6, Temperature +13°C