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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Auðkenni:eso0848a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:16. desember 2008
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0848
Stærð:8398 x 9610 px

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Nafn:Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula, NGC 2264
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula
Fjarlægð:3000 ljósár
Constellation:Monoceros
Flokkur:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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Position (RA):6 40 53.14
Position (Dec):9° 36' 16.82"
Field of view:33.30 x 38.11 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 1.6° højre frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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