Cone Nebula in Monoceros

This dark "elephant trunk" nebula extands from the Southern end of Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC2264) and is located almost 3 NE of 13 Monocerotis (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on March 28, 1998 from Sooke, BC. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of ten unfiltered exposures (240 sec. each) combined with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 10 x 10. North is up.

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