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NGC2264 - Cone Nebula in Monoceros

NGC2264 - 'Cone Nebula' in Monoceros

This wide field view around the 'Cone Nebula' ( lower left corner), embedded in Sh2-273, shows several interesting objects:
NGC2261 - 'Hubble's Variable Nebula' is the comet shaped object near the lower edge.
Tr5 - the open star cluster below center image.
IC447 - a blue reflection nebula near the right edge of the image.
NGC2245, NGC2247, IC446 - a triangle of small reflection nebulae near the upper right corner.
The 'Cone Nebula' itself points to an interesting asterism in the shape of an upside-down Christmas Tree ( 'Christmas Tree Cluster').

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