There are several cosmic objects in this wide angle image, including Cone Nebula (top), the Christmas Tree cluster of stars (below the Cone), and Fox Fur Nebula (surrounding the Christmas Tree cluster). The large, blue star in the top center of the field is S Mon, a young, highly energetic star whose light and hot matter is causing the surrounding interstellar dust to form the odd conical and stretched shapes, including the fur-like folds. This is a wide angle view using a 336mm telescope. I framed it and processed the color and values to reveal the range of textures created by the cosmic dust in this remarkable area in the constellation Monoceros.

 

19.5 hours total exposure of ionized hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur emissions

Christmas Tree (B/W)

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    Printed with archival pigments on handmade watercolor paper, mounted in a premium floater frame.

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