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NGC 2264



 

Object:

NGC 2264: Cone Nebula in Monoceros

RA = 6 hrs 41 min; Dec = +9 deg 53 min

Date & Site:
Equipment:

Telescope: Takahashi Sky 90
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters

Notes:

Exposures: Ha - 72 minutes (24 x 3 min) - unguided

FOV = 126 x 85 arc minutes

Located 2600 light years away; the region is ignited by a quadruple star system consisting of four young brilliant blue-white stars (classes O7, B7, B8 and A6).

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