From the Rosette Nebula to the Cone

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About this Image

The Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237) is connected to the Cone Nebula area (NGC 2264) including the Christmas Tree Cluster and the Fox Fur Nebula in Monoceros by faint H-alpha emission filaments.
The blue reflection nebula in the upper left part is catalogued as IC 447.

Technical Details


Nikkor 200mm f/2.0 G2 ED at f/2.8

Mount Chart32 fork mount piggyback
Camera Nikon D810A with remote timer
Date Jan 2015
Location CTIO Chile
Sky Conditions mag 21.5 sky, temperature 10-15 C
Exposure 15x5 min at ISO400 combined and 15% cropped
Programs used ImagesPlus
Photoshop CS5