The Cone Nebula is a dark nebula found in the constellation Monocerous.  It is formed by a dark cloud
 of gas and dust which blocks the bright nebula which it silhouettes.  The open cluster NGC 2264
(Christmas Tree Nebula) is a young star cluster formed from the surrounding diffuse nebula.


February 2, 2011
8" Astro-Tech RC, f/8
Canon Digital Rebel 500D / Modified (Hutech)
140 Minutes / 14x600s @ 800ASA
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

 

 

 

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