RA center: 85.347 degrees
DEC center: -2.443 degrees
Orientation: 90.156 degrees
Field radius: 0.401 degrees
Barnard 33 aka Horse Head nebula
This image has been composed using frames in luminance, Halpha and red channel as final luminance and regular RGB for the colours.
The data have been collected from Tucson (Arizona) by Carmine and processed by me.
Ha (7nm): 20x900s
RC10" and Apogee U9 over Astro-Physics 1100 GTO
The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 ) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from Earth.
Data: Remote and automated Observatory in Arizona
Processing: R. Colombari
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