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Astr110 Photography Projects, Spring 2006

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SAO 114246 , Matt Gort

SAO 114246 is a part of the Christmas Tree Cluster. It is also a part of the Cone Nebula which is in the lower part of the Christmas Tree Cluster. The Hydrogen around the star glows due to irradiation. The Star is a part of Monoceros which is the Unicorn Constellation. SAO 114246 is a nonstellar GSC. The star is only 176.3 light years away.

SAO 114246 is the large star in the middle of the picture above. The glow around star is hydrogen that is bathed by ultra voilet light from nearby hot stars. The dust cloud has an angular size of 4.3 x 3.6 arcminutes.


Right Ascension (J2000) 06:40:38.37
Declination (J2000) +09:47:16.04
Filters used blue(B), green(V), red(R), and clear(C)
Exposure time per filter 300 seconds in BVRC
Date observed

March 13, 2006 (RV)
March 20, 2006 (C)
April 8, 2006 (B)