The Cone Nebula - Part of
|Quoted from SEDS:
William Herschel discovered the cluster in 1784, the nebula in 1785.
The Chrismas Tree Cluster and the Cone Nebula were both discovered by
Herschel. He found the cluster on January 18, 1784 and cataloged it
as H VIII.5, and the nebula on December 26, 1785, and assigned it the
number H V.27. The nebula belongs to a much larger complex, which is
currently an active star forming region.
|This image is compiled from 16 - 15 minute R, G,
& B images and 29 -15 minute luminance. A total of 19.25 hours
of data was used for this image. All data was
acquired using MaxImDl/CCD version 5 using ACP. Images
were reduced, De-Bloomed, average combined and saved in MaxImDl version 5.
Alignment was done using Registar.The master images were combined, registered and the color image created.
Photoshop CS 4 was used
for cleanup of blooms, curves, and levels. The image data was collected over
Feb. 15, 2010.
Equipment and Location Information
Feb. 15, 2010
||Dogwood Ridge Observatory
||OGS 12.5" RC
||Astro Physics AP1200GTO
||Temperature middle 20s - low
30s with very
moderate seeing. Transparency good to moderate.