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Barnard 33 - Horse Head

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Resolution: 2035x2358

Astrometry.net job: 623838

RA center: 85.347 degrees

DEC center: -2.443 degrees

Orientation: 90.156 degrees

Field radius: 0.401 degrees

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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.

L: 21x900s
Ha (7nm): 20x900s
R: 10x900s
G: 13x900s
B: 29x900s

RC10" and Apogee U9 over Astro-Physics 1100 GTO
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The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 ) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion.[1] 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.[2]

Source: Wikipedia

Data: Remote and automated Observatory in Arizona
Processing: R. Colombari

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