NGC 2264
DSS image of NGC 2264
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 2264, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 2264
Christmas Tree Cluster, Cone Nebula Cluster

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  3.9
Size  60'
Right Ascension  6h 40' 58.3"  (2000)
Declination  9° 53' 44" N
Constellation  Monoceros
Description  eL neb, 3 deg diam, densest 12' sp 15 MON
Classification  III 3 m n:
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Dec 11, 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
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NGC 2264