NGC 2264, Cone Nebula, Fox Fur Nebula

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noirlab_noao-04493 June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A. Rector (NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA) and B.A. Wolpa (NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

This wide-field image of the Christmas Tree Cluster was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera. Also known as NGC2264, it is an open cluster of stars embedded in a diffuse nebula. It is located in the constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn. The image also contains two famous nebula. At the bottom center of the image is the Cone Nebula, and to the upper left is the Fox Fur Nebula. The bright star just above the center of the image is known as S Mon. The gentle arcs in orange and blue near the center of the image are Herbig Haro objects, jets of gas from protostars embedded in the nebula. In this image north is up and east is to the right. This image was created by combining emission-line images in Hydrogen-alpha (red-orange), Oxygen [O III] (light blue) and Sulfur [S II] (blue-violet).

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-04493/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Christmas Tree Cluster Cone Nebula Fox Fur Nebula NGC 2264 S Mon
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 6h 41m 4.2s
DEC = 9° 43’ 35.3”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CW
Field of View
55.7 x 57.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Monoceros

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Purple WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Sll) 672.0 nm
Cyan WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Olll) 499.0 nm
Orange WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Ha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Purple
Cyan
Orange
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ID
noao-04493
Subject Category
Subject Name
Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula, Fox Fur Nebula, NGC 2264, S Mon
Credits
T.A. Rector (NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA) and B.A. Wolpa (NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:02
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-04493/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Purple, Cyan, Orange
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Sll, Olll, Ha
Central Wavelength
672, 499, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
100.267407019, 9.72647946855
Reference Dimension
7875.0, 8089.0
Reference Pixel
3937.5, 4044.5
Scale
-0.000117976826558, 0.000117976826558
Rotation
-0.17999999999999994
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-04493
Metadata Date
2021-04-19T06:10:48.865948
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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