Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Cone Nebula

Stayed up late to capture this one having missed out on it last year. I could have waited till later on in the year but when its such a lovely clear night who cares it was worth it.

The second version was my first attempt at this wonderful Nebula but with a few more subs was able to improve it with this version.




The Cone Nebula is an H II region in the constellation of Monoceros. It was discovered by William Herschel on December 26, 1785, at which time he designated it H V.27. The nebula is located about 830 parsecs or 2,700 light-years away from Earth. The Cone Nebula forms part of the nebulosity surrounding the Christmas Tree Cluster. The designation of NGC 2264 in the New General Catalogue refers to both objects and not the nebula alone.