The Cone Nebula and The Christmas Tree Cluster

Location of photo
Prairie Sky and Sugar Grove Observatories, Funk's Grove, Illinois
Date/Time of photo
January 2013 and January 2015
PlaneWave 17, Alta 16M, Paramount ME, and PlaneWave 20, Aspen 16M, Astro-Physics 1600
This popular winter object has it all: fluorescing gas, obscuring dust, Herbig-Haro objects, ionization fronts, photoevaporation... a delight to photograph and study.
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