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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Om bildet

ID:eso0848a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:16. desember 2008
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0848
Størrelse:8398 x 9610 px

Om objektet

Navn:Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula, NGC 2264
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula
Avstand:3000 lysår
Constellation:Monoceros
Kategori: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
Orientering:Nord er 1.6° til høyre for vertikalen

 

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