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This is a revision of a previous post of NGC 2264, the Christmas Tree Cluster/Cone Nebula. I have been experimenting with Affinity Photo and have found it to be full of helpful features including a set of specific macros for AP some of which I used for this image including a star in-paint feature for star reduction and a Ha-Oiii enhancement macro which really helped bring out more nebulosity. This was captured earlier this month over two nites for a total integration of 3.5 hrs. Acquisition details available on Astrobin (jnelson5474). Thanks for looking and as always comments are welcome.
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nice redone , thx .
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Nice capture. I especially like the color. This rendition seems right for the Cone.

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Thanks Babo…I also thought there was more to see. Always amazes me what additional processing can reveal. Jim
Scopes: Celestron 8SE, Celestron 11 XLT, Stellarvue SVQ100 Quad astrograph, Astrotech 60ED doublet, ZWO 30mm mini guidescope, Telrad/Svbony SV184/9 x 5O finder scopes
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