In the constellation Monoceros, the light and hot matter from a cluster of energetic stars forces the interstellar dust and gas to fold, twist, and stretch. Intense gravity makes a funnel-shaped chamber, the birthplace of new stars. For this image I combined 19 hours of 2018 narrowband data taken with a 336mm telescope with 9 hours of 2020 hydrogen emission data taken with a 925mm telescope. The color mapping was done with the 2018 data and the new 2020 data were used as a luminance layer to bring out the detail.
28.4 hours total exposure of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur emissions.
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