ngc 2264 in Monocerotis

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The cone, the Christmas tree cluster (upside down), and my favorite, S monocerotis with more nebulosity all fit very well in the field of the Explore Scientific ED127/7.5 air spaced triplet.


Explore Scientific 127mm, f7.5, ED apo with carbon fiber tube. Mounted piggyback on a Meade LX200 classic 12-inch SCT


Canon XT/350d modified with Baader type 1 filter by Hap Griffin


19 ten-minute sub exposures at iso 800, captured RAW.


Modified 10 x 50 finder scope with Meade DSI pro I controlled by PHD Guiding from Stark Labs


Images acquired, calibrated, stacked, and color corrected in Nebulosity 2.2.4 from Stark Labs. Further processing in Photoshop CS3.