Cone and Foxfur Nebula

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXVF-H16 with FLI CFW-2-7 Filter Wheel

Mount: Losmandy G-11/Gemini

Scope: Astro-Physics Starfire AP130 EDF

Colors: L:R:G:B

Exposure Time: Approx. 3.5 hrs

Post-Production: MaxIm DL, PixInsight, and Photoshop CS3

This image was captured over several nights in March 2010, and is located in the constellation Monoceros. This part of the sky is loaded with areas of hydrogen-alpha emissions, but also offers a nice bright reflection nebula in the central portion of the image. This star-forming region of the sky is home to over 600 hot young stars, ranging from 1 to 4 million years old.

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