NGC 2264 and the Fox Fur Nebula

Photographer
Michael Selby, Andy Chatman, Stefan Schmidt
Email
andy@andychatman.com
Location of photo
SC Observatory, Samphran, Thailand
Date/Time of photo
March 1-15 2018
Equipment
This image was shot with our 4-telescope array comprising four Officina Stellare RH300 f/3 scopes, two FLI 29052 cameras and two FLI 16803 cameras.
Description
NGC 2264 is a region of HII gas clouds in the constellation Monoceros. The gas cloud includes the Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster. Hydrogen gas, stimulated by the light from many hot blue stars, emits red light across the 2-degree field of view of this image. The Fox Fur Nebula, at the center of the image, is named for its resemblance to a fox fur stole. The blue area next to it is a reflection nebula, with gas reflecting the light from bright blue stars. In total, 1,143 individual images totaling 87 hours were collected. Image shot in narrowband, and displayed in the HOS palette. Shot and processed by the SC Observatory team: Mike Selby, Stefan Schmidt and Andy Chatman
Website
https://www.masterdarks.com
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