NGC 2264 and the Christmas Tree cluster*

This colour image of the region known as NGC 2264 — an area of sky that includes the sparkling blue baubles of the Christmas Tree star cluster and the Cone Nebula — was created from data taken through four different filters (B, V, R and H-alpha) with the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory, 2400 m high in the Atacama Desert of Chile in the foothills of the Andes. The image shows a region of space about 30 light-years across.

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Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0848a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:16 december 2008
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0848
Grootte:8398 x 9610 px

Over het object

Naam:Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula, NGC 2264
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula
Afstand:3000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Monoceros
Categorie:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):6 40 53.14
Position (Dec):9° 36' 16.82"
Field of view:33.30 x 38.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

 

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