Cone nebula is a giant cloud of ionized hydrogen gas, which includes the Christmas Tree Cluster. It’s located between two bright winter stars Betelgeuse (constellation Orion) and Procyon (Canis Minor) and it’s 2700 light-years far from the Solar System. There is a famous picture from Hubble Space telescope of the tip of the cone – star forming complex.
Bi-color picture didn’t look as I expected, therefore I decided to publish only mono version of hydrogen alpha channel.
|Telescope:||Newton 254/1000 mm|
|Focal length:||1000 mm|
|Autoguiding:||Orion Mini, TS 50/160 mm|
|Camera:||Moravian instruments G2 8300M @-30C|
|Exposure:||33xHa 300s bin 1x1,|