Three panel Mosaic of NGC 2264 area

Posted by vitozilla
on Sunday, January 10, 2010

 by Kevin Rasso

Trumpler 5 Open Cluster, Bernard 39 Dark Nebula, and NGC 2264 Emission Nebula.

Taken with a William Optics Zenith Star 80mm ED II Apo with a TeleVue .8 Focal Reducer using a QSI 532ws-M1 CCD camera and Astronomik 13nm Ha filter piggy backed on a Meade 10" LX200GPS-SMT SCT UHTC equatorially mounted on a Mitty Industries Evolution Wedge. Guided with a Meade DSI Pro. Imaged from my backyard in Summerville, SC.

The center panel was taken on December 23, 2009.  It comprises 14 x 10 minute Ha sub exposures.

The bottom right panel was taken on December 23, 2008.  It comprises 10 x 5 minute Ha sub exposures.

The top left panel was taken on November 28, 2009.  It comprises 9 x 10 minute Ha sub exposures.

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