Contains: IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri
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Horsehead & Flame Nebulae

Technical card

Resolution: 4007x2671

Dates: Nov. 4, 2013

Frames: 8x1200"

Integration: 2.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.25% job: 530725

RA center: 85.233 degrees

DEC center: -2.482 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.728 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.636 degrees

Field radius: 1.156 degrees


This image was a result of a test configuration of Skywatcher Esprit 150ED and Atik 11000 camera, to see how the camera performed with the scope, check flatness, star shapes etc.



Tim Jardine

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Horsehead & Flame Nebulae, 


        Tim Jardine