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NGC 2264 - Christmas Tree cluster  and Cone Nebula    
Penryn, California
November 2009
FCL-90  @ F4.5 (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME LRGB  10 minutes each.

NGC 2264 is the Christmas Tree Cluster is located in the center of the image, the Cone Nebula is at center right.  This is part of a much larger nebula and is an active star forming region.  Distance is approximately 3,000 Ly.   NGC 2264 is being actively investigated by the scientific community with over 200 studies in the last 10 years.