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Contains:  NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri
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Double Night Flaming Horsehead, 


            Matt Jenkins
Double Night Flaming Horsehead

Double Night Flaming Horsehead

Technical card

Resolution: 2835x1747

Dates:Feb. 6, 2015

Frames: 58x600" ISO400

Integration: 9.7 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~100

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 17.02 days

Avg. Moon phase: 94.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00 job: 533948

RA center: 85.285 degrees

DEC center: -2.085 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.061 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 111.728 degrees

Field radius: 0.953 degrees


First attempt at multi-night combinations. Used a previous 4.5 hour run with another evenings session. Framing was not right, was off by 20 degrees, so needed to crop quite aggressively, but got some serious exposure time for the main event. Very happy with the way this has come out.



Matt Jenkins
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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Double Night Flaming Horsehead, 


            Matt Jenkins