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Closing in on the Cone 

Skywatchers Adam Block and Tim Puckett patiently built this view of a region in the Cone Nebula over three months

Skywatchers Adam Block and Tim Puckett patiently built this view of a region in the Cone Nebula over three months.

 

Block and Puckett used their Televue 127is telescope and its Apogee U9000 camera to build this view of the IC 2169 region in the Cone Nebula. It took more than 31 hours between January and March 2007 to observe the area and integrate this image, the skywatchers said.

 

“Though only a 5 inch telescope, it is pretty cool what kind of details can be detected with long enough exposures,” Block told SPACE.com, adding that this view is an H-alpha blended image.

 

The Cone Nebula sits some 2,500 light-years from Earth.

 

 

 

-- Tariq Malik

 

Credit: Adam Block and Tim Puckett

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