Mounted image 041: 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 — was ­created from data obtained by the Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. The image shows a region of space about 30 light-years across.




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Release date:16 March 2011, 13:40
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 68.66 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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