Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-PRO
Imaging camera: Atik 314 L+ Mono Atik 314L+
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Guiding telescope or lens: Altair Astro Altair 60mm Finder Guide Scope
Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-II mono
Focal reducer: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer 80ED
Integration: 5.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 27.44 days
Avg. Moon phase: 5.42%
Astrometry.net job: 1406022
RA center: 85.356 degrees
DEC center: -2.151 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.542 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 95.506 degrees
Field radius: 0.609 degrees
Locations: Observatory, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
The Horsehead and Flame Nebula
Taken over 3 nights in LRGB and then lots of Ha to show the nebulosity.
The Horsehead and Flame Nebula are approximately 1500 light years from Earth and is located in the constellation of Orion, by the left most star (Alnitak) of Orion's belt. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust blocking the light of stars behind it. The Flame Nebula is a heavy star-forming region. At the centre of the Flame Nebula is a cluster of newly formed stars.
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