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T55 - Christmas Tree Cluster - MON
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T55 - Christmas Tree Cluster - MON

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Wow! A spruce tree shaped open cluster + associated nebulosity! Is nearby "Cone" visible?

Object Information

Name T55 - Christmas Tree Cluster - MON
Type Nebula + Open Cluster
Constellation Monoceros
Catalogue NGC 2264

Acquisition / Processing

Exposure All TAAS Objects:
FOV = About 1 degree in width
All faint objects are L - 6 x 600 sec Bin 1 = 1 Hr.
All bright objects are L - 6 x 300 sec Bin 1 - 0.5 Hr.
Telescope AP 160 @ 7.7
Camera SBIG STF-8300
Camera Temp -26ÂșC
Guiding SBIG SG4 / AP 105
Mount AP 900GTO
Filters Astrodon-Gen 2 LRGB
Location San Pedro Creek, NM
Date 2/1/13

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