Cone Nebula





From Wikipedia:

“The Cone Nebula is an H II region in the constellation of Monoceros. It was discovered by William Herschel on December 26, 1785, at which time he designated it H V.27. The nebula is located about 830 parsecs or 2,700 light-years away from Earth. The Cone Nebula forms part of the nebulosity surrounding the Christmas Tree Cluster.”

These images are a stacked composite of 18 thirty minute photos taken with a 4 inch Takahashi refractor in Rowe, NM. They were stacked and processed in Maxim DL, Pixinsight, and Photoshop.  The third image shows the nebula without stars.

Boogie Man Nebula – Lynd’s Dark Nebula 1622


This Dark Nebula is located in the Constellation of Orion.  It is about 500 light years distant, versus about 1300 light years for the Orion Nebula.  This was taken through a 4 inch Takahashi refractor.  A total of 49 RGB filtered images were stacked with 21 H-Alpha images for a total of 22.8 hours of exposures.