NGC2264 Cone Nebula in [SII], [NII] and Ha Light

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[SII] = Red, [NII] = Green, Ha = Blue

Taken on February 10 and 11, 2004 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Equipment used and exposure details:

Astro-Physics AP155EDF  imaging scope @1085mm focal length (f/7) 

SBIG ST10XME imaging camera @ -30C

Astro-Physics 80mm guide scope

SBIG ST7E Guide control camera @-10C

FLI CFW 1 filter wheel

Custom Scientific Narrowband Emission Line Filter

   [Sulfur II)                      673.4nm 3nm FWHM 

   [Nitrogen II]                 658.3nm  3nm FWHM

   Hydrogen alpha        656.3nm  3nm FWHM   

Exposure details:

6 exposures of 15 minutes for [SII] binned 2x2

6 exposures of 15 minutes for [NII] binned 2x2

6 exposures of 15 minutes for Ha binned 2x2

4 hours 30 minutes  total exposure time

Maxim DL used for ST10XME control

CCDSOFT 5.00.71 used for ST7E control

Sigma prebeta 11 used for darks and flats

Photoshop CS used for final touch up

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