DSS image of NGC2264
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC2264, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC2264
Overlaid DSS image of NGC2264, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula Cluster

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  3.9
Size  60'
RA (2000)  6h 40' 58.3"
Dec (2000)  9° 53' 44" N
Constellation  Monoceros
Description  eL neb, 3 deg diam, densest 12' sp 15 MON

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
11 Dec 2004 Sentinel, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Coarse cluster shaped like a child's drawing of a Christmas tree when inverted in a newtonian scope, a brighter star at the base, UHC shows faint nebulosity throughout the cluster
Other Data Sources for NGC2264
Nearby objects for NGC2264
10 objects found within 120'
NGC2247 B38 Basel8
NGC2251 Basel7 Trumpler5
B39 NGC2259
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.