The Cone Nebula

Cone Nebula in Monoceros

The Cone nebula in Monoceros was discovered by William Herschel in 1785, it is located about 2,700 light-years from Earth. It forms part of the nebulosity surrounding the “Christmas Tree Cluster”, which, in turn, is part of a much larger start-forming complex. This image was captured using a remotely controlled telescope and imaging system in Australia, through the web site

The image was captured with three grayscale images using three “Narrowband” filters: Hydrogen Alpha, Sulfur 2, and Oxygen 3.

The Grayscale images were combined to approximate the so-called “Hubble Pallette” and printed in my studio. Processing was done with PixInsight.

~ by Rsmith on December 12, 2020.

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