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NGC 2264 The Fox Fur Nebula

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#1 rwstanley

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 01:33 PM

This was taken last December as an LRGB with Ha added to the L and R channels.  The Fox Fur Nebula lies in the constellation Monoceros at a distance of about 2700 Ly's.  It is primarily made up of hydrogen gas that has been stimulated by the UV radiation coming from the hot blue stars in the cluster.  The blue reflection nebula is the result of clouds of dust reflecting the blue light from these same stars.   The name Fox Fur Nebula comes from the area resembling a fur stole from a red fox. Here are the details:

 

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
    GSO RC 10 Carbon
Imaging Cameras
    QHYCCD QHY294 Pro M
Mounts
    MI 250
Filters
    Astronomik CLS-CCD 36mm · Astronomik Deep-Sky B · Astronomik Deep-Sky G · Astronomik Deep-Sky R · Astronomik Ha 6nm
Accessories
    SX AO LF
Software
    The SkyX Pro · Photoshop CC · PHD2 · CCD Navigator · CCDWare CCDAuto Pilot 5 · Pixinsigt V1.8 · Maxim DL V6
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
    GSO RC 10 Carbon
Guiding Cameras
    SX Ultrastar

Dates:
    Dec. 13, 2021 ·  Dec. 16, 2021
Frames:
    Astronomik CLS-CCD 1.25": 58x180" (2h 54') (gain: 1600.00) -20°C bin 1x1
    Astronomik Deep-Sky B: 15x180" (45') (gain: 1600.00) -20°C bin 1x1
    Astronomik Deep-Sky G: 10x180" (30') (gain: 1600.00) -20°C bin 1x1
    Astronomik Deep-Sky R: 15x180" (45') (gain: 1600.00) -20°C bin 1x1
    Astronomik Ha 6nm: 55x300" (4h 35') (gain: 1600.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Integration:
    9h 29'
Avg. Moon age:
    11.02 days
Avg. Moon phase:
    83.51%

 

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Thanks for looking!

-Ron

 

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#2 zoran

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 01:56 PM

Beautiful image, the nebula really does look like a fur!



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Posted 21 May 2022 - 09:04 PM

Beautiful image, the nebula really does look like a fur!

It almost looks like a living thing.  Thanks for looking and the comment!

 

-Ron



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Posted 22 May 2022 - 04:08 AM

Great image with a lot of structure in the nebulosity. RC rocks!

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Posted 22 May 2022 - 08:57 PM

Great image with a lot of structure in the nebulosity. RC rocks!

Hi Mert,

 

I was happy to get some detail in the reflection nebulosity, you don't see that in too many images of this object.  Thanks for the comment!

 

-Ron



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Posted 23 May 2022 - 01:04 AM

Well done, Ron!



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Posted 23 May 2022 - 03:36 AM

Wow!!!

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:16 PM

Well done, Ron!

 

 

Wow!!!

Thanks Dave and Sheridan, I appreciate your kind words!

 

-Ron
 




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