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OBJECT

NGC 2264 (Cone Nebula) and surroundings (image is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium ,,original)

Distance:  2,700 light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Ha (3nm), Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 8x20min Ha, 2x5min L (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
Date/Location

Notes
15 December 2017 - Las Cruces, NM

Published as Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD), 27 Sep 18.
Published in Amateur Astronomy Magazine quarterly, Summer 2018  issue, pg 71 (screenshot).

This image is LHaRGB, where Ha was used in combination with Luminance and Ha:R (80:20) was used for the Red channel.

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