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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

NGC 2264 - A Story about a Cone, a Fox and a Christmas Tree

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NGC 2264 - A Story about a Cone, a Fox and a Christmas Tree A widefield view on the NGC 2264 region, which contains the Cone Nebula, the Christmas Tree Cluster, the Snowflake Cluster, and the Fox Fur Nebula. All are located within the constellation Monoceros.

Color and Lum data courtesy Digitized Sky Survey, Image Assembly and Processing: Oliver Czernetz

The Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II) was made by the California Institute of Technology with funds from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Sloan Foundation, the Samuel Oschin Foundation, and the Eastman Kodak Corporation

Processed with FITS Liberator, Photoshop CS5

This image is copyrighted with all rights reserved. Do not reuse in any way without permission.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Oliver Czernetz


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