RA: 06h 41m Dec: +09° 53' 00 Mag: - , Size: - Arc seconds, Distance: 2700 ly
The Fox fur nebula is a formation of dust and gas in the constellation of Monoceros near Orion. This close up is a small section of a larger complex known as NGC 2264 that includes the Christmas Tree cluster and Cone Nebula. The hot blue stars are emitting UV radiation which is causing the hydrogen gasses to emit a reddish glow. The blue glow is from cosmic dust reflecting the stars light. The nebulas name is due to the resemblance of a fox head.
|Location & Date||
Backyard, Abbott Observatory - Feb 2011
Temperature - Low 30's F .
Deep Sky Instruments RC10C , F/7.3, Losmandy G11 Gemini, Prime Focus,
Image scale 0.82 arcsec/pixel
SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8, AO8
Baader HaLRGB AR Filters
CCD temp -25°C
|Exposure Times||(Ha) 29x10m (Lum) 10x10m (R)10x10m (G) 10x10m (B)15x10m Bin 1x1|
Image planning - CCD Navigator
Image acquisition/focus/guiding/dither - CCD Autopilot4 w/CCDSoft/TheSky6/PinPoint
* CCDStack- Calibration, Normalize, Alignment, Mean Combine, Deconvolution, DDP
* Adobe CS4 - L+Ha+R,GB combine, Levels, Curves, Sharpening, NR, JPEG conversion