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NGC 2264, also known as the Christmas Tree cluster and Cone Nebula, is a large and colorful object located in the constellation Monoceros, approximately 2,500 light-years away from Earth.


This raw astrophotography dataset was captured from our telescope at Utah Desert Remote Observatories, under truly dark skies. It totals an incredible 81 hours of integration time, resulting in a clean and impressive image.


Equipment used:

  • Telescope: Stellarvue SVX130
  • Camera: 61 MegaPixel QHY600M
  • Mount: 10Micron GM1000HPS
  • Filters: 3nm Chroma


We used 6 filters for this object, so you will receive the master files for:

  1. Hydrogen Alpha
  2. Oxygen III
  3. Sulfur II
  4. Red
  5. Green
  6. Blue


We recommend using the HOS data for a narrowband combination of your choice, and the RGB data for the stars.

NGC 2264 - The Christmas Tree and Cone Nebula - Practice Data

  • Monochrome