Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep21_banner.thumb.jpg.d744e66b98367f1c5d57b7966c303f1b.jpg

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'ngc2264'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Welcome
    • Welcome
  • Beginners
    • Getting Started General Help and Advice
    • Getting Started Equipment Help and Advice
    • Getting Started With Observing
    • Getting Started With Imaging
  • Community
    • Official SGL Announcements and Events
    • StarGaZine
    • SGL Challenges and Competitions
    • SGL Star Parties
    • Star Parties & Astro Events
    • Celestial Events Heads Up
    • The Astro Lounge
  • Retailers
    • Sponsor Announcements and Offers
    • FLO Clearance Offers
    • IKI Observatory
    • Supplier Reviews
  • Astro Classifieds
    • For Sale / Swap
    • Wanted
  • Equipment
  • Observing
  • EEVA (Electronically Enhanced Visual Astronomy)
  • Imaging
  • Science
  • WADAS's WADAS Discussion Forum
  • Beaufort Club's Topics
  • Swindon Stargazers Club's Topics
  • East Midlands Stargazers''s Topics
  • Central Scotland Astro's Topics
  • SGL Cumbrian Skies's Topics
  • Herts, Beds and Bucks Group's Topics
  • SGL East Anglian Group's Topics
  • South Leicester Observers's Topics
  • South Wales Group's Topics
  • SGL Surrey Observers's Topics
  • South Yorkshire Stargazers's Topics
  • Yorkshire Astronomers's Topics
  • Devon and Cornwall's Topics
  • West Midlands's Topics
  • Essex Cloud Dodgers's Topics
  • Essex Cloud Dodgers's New equipment
  • NLO and Planetarium's Topics
  • Astronomical Society of Edinburgh's Discussion
  • Dorset Stargazers's Topics
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s Tutorials and Guides
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s General Discussion
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s Observing Campaigns
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s Analysis results
  • Hairy Stars Club (Comets)'s Useful Links
  • Pixinsight Users Club's Pixinsight Discussion Forum

Calendars

  • Astro TV
  • Celestial Events
  • SGL Calendar
  • Astro Society Events
  • Star Parties
  • WADAS's Events
  • Beaufort Club's Events
  • Astronomical Society of Edinburgh's Events
  • Dorset Stargazers's Events

Blogs

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.


Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Interests


Location

Found 7 results

  1. From the album: Deep Sky III

    Located in the constellation Monoceros, approximately 2600 light years distant, is NGC2264 which contains the Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree cluster. Since this object doesn't fit into my field of view, what you see here is a close up of the Christmas Tree cluster and the associated emission nebula. The red glow arises from hydrogen gas that has been ionised by the ultraviolet light of young O and B stars. The blue stars shine through dust creating a brilliant reflection reflection nebula. This is also a star forming region which is known to contain three Herbig Haro objects. This LRGB image has an Ha blend into the Lum and Red channels and represents 14.5 hours integration time, it was taken with my Esprit 150.
  2. I have had this one on the hard drive for longer than usual for me since I was not very happy with the resolution as seeing was not the best before midnight on 11th Feb, but it got better later on but then I was aiming at M95 & 96. Still, now I have had a go at the data. At least I think the colours and the blue reflection nebula turned out quite well, but it is nothing for pixel peepers. Data collected with my double Esprit rig (still on EQ8) with the ASI1600MM grabbing Ha (Baader 3.5 nm filter, 19 x 10 min, gain 139, offset 50, -20°C) on the Esprit 100 and ASI071MC (63 x 5 min, gain 200, offset 30, -15°C) collecting RGB on the Esprit 150. So totally 8.4 hours. I ended up replacing the red channel with Ha as it looked best, so it is a HaGB rather than HaRGB image.
  3. Located in the constellation Monoceros, approximately 2600 light years distant, is NGC2264 which contains the Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree cluster. Since this object doesn't fit into my field of view, what you see here is a close up of the Christmas Tree cluster and the associated emission nebula. The red glow arises from hydrogen gas that has been ionised by the ultraviolet light of young O and B stars. The blue stars shine through dust creating a brilliant reflection reflection nebula. This is also a star forming region which is known to contain three Herbig Haro objects which I've marked on the annotated image for those that may be interested. This LRGB image has an Ha blend into the Lum and Red channels and represents 14.5 hours integration time, it was taken with my Esprit 150. I hope you like it - at least it is colourful ! Alan LIGHTS: L:13, R:14, G:16, B: 14 x 600s; H:10 x 1800s; DARKS:30, BIAS:100, FLATS:40 all at -20C.
  4. The sky and moon has been very good for processing images lately..... Here is data from February collected in New Mexico and Sweden. It is my second collaboration with Jim Matzger who contributed the Ha data that he collected at the Deep Sky West Remote Observatory in New Mexico (Takahashi FSQ106 EDXIII, QSI683 wsg-8, Astrodon Ha 5 nm, 18 x 1800"). The RGB data is from my home observatory in Sweden (ES 127 ED, Canon 60Da, 10 x 600"). I merged the pictures and processed them in Photoshop, adding a bit of Ha to the red channel and also using it as luminosity layer. More info on Jim's data is on his Astrobin: http://www.astrobin.com/244501/0/ All the nice detail is from the Ha data so thanks again Jim! Comments and suggestions most welcome.
  5. We had a clear night a few nights ago so I had a go at the Cone. The sky was a bit "mucky" so the resulting image is not as clear as I would have liked. The image also includes Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC2261) on the top right. It was taken with my ED80 and modded Canon 1200d and consists of 11 subs at 600secs ISO1600. I found the processing quite difficult as I wanted to bring out the nebulosity but might have overcooked it. Any comments and suggestions are welcomed as usual. Peter
  6. NGC 2264, also known as the Cone nebula or Christmas tree nebula. For one reason or another, though I have images this repeatedly over the years, I have never had a decent final image. Quite pleased with this one, although doing HaRGB blends properly is going to take some learning... I don't have the capture details to hand but the scope is the Skywatcher Esprit 150ED, and the camera an Atik 11000. Data gathered over clear nights in Nov and Dec 2013. I actually prefer the mono (Ha only) version, but the Blue and Green filters help to bring out the reflection nebulosity in the centre of the image. Thanks for looking!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.