Cone Nebula

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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

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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.