The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster

Posted by Amenophis
on Thursday, April 23, 2020
NGC 2264 describes several objects in the constellation Monoceros lying about 2,700 light-years from Earth. The Cone Nebula is a pillar of gas that spans 7 light-years in length. Within these gases, thousands of new stars are born over time.
This region is very similar to the famous Pillars of Creation, which we photographed in Messier 16.
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