NGC 2264 including the Christmas Tree Cluster and Cone Nebula is a magnificent star forming region located in Monoceros, not far from Orion.

Total 18 hours integration time in SHO narrowband palette with RGB stars. I also tried to blend in the central Fox Four nebula which has blue reflection of dust illuminated by the young stars inside the nebula.

Caprile Observatory

Caprile Astronomical Observatory, Astrophotography, located in Tuscany (Italy) countryside. A photographic journey across the marvels of the universe | Galaxy | Nebulae | Deep Sky Objects