Cone Nebula and NGC 2264 - the Christmas Tree Cluster

March 13, 2007

by Gary Honis

Image below was taken with a modified Digital Rebel through Orion ED80 Refractor with Televue .80X Reducer. The ED80 was mounted on an Orion Atlas EQ-G mount. The EQMOD ASCOM driver was used to drive the mount directly via an EQDIR interface module.

Equipment used:

Temperature was 48 degrees Fahrenheit. PHD Guiding software was used for autoguiding. The webcam software WcCtrl was used to enable long exposure modes on the Logitech Fusion webcam while autoguiding.

64 two-minute exposures at ISO 1600 were combined in Images Plus using Adaptive Addition.

Full Frame Image was cropped on edge and reduced in size.






Canon Digital Rebel - Canon Digital DSLR - Digital Camera - Canon Digital Rebel XT - Canon Digital Rebel 350 - Canon Digital Rebel 350XT

Astro Imaging with Canon Digital Rebel XT Camera