NGC 2264 - The Cone Nebula complex in HaLRGB

emission and reflection Nebula in Monoceros



Optics Celestron 80ED @ f/7.5, guided with an 8" LX200 Classic @ f/5.9
Mount LX200
Camera Starlight Xpress SXV-M7
Filter Astronomik 13nm Ha, IDAS LPR light pollution filter, Astronomik RGBII RGB filters
Exposure 170 min Ha 1x1, 70 min Luminance 1x1, 40 min. ea. RGB 2x2
Processing Acquired in AstroArt3, DDP , final work in Photoshop7
Date 02.22.06, 02.23.06
Location Elk Grove, CA
Notes Again PC issues causing crash.  Guiding poor every night.  Really needed more color information.  The blue channel was taken at 120% and came out much smoother than the red.   I still may take more Luminance and color data to add to this image.