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Horsehead and Flame nebula, 


Horsehead and Flame nebula
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Horsehead and Flame nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Mounts: Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

Focal reducers: Takahashi Reducer QE 0,73x

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  CCDStack  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS 6

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon 36mm LRGB E Series Gen 2

Accessory: ATIK Filter Wheel EFW2  ·  OAG

Dates:Nov. 11, 2015Nov. 12, 2015

Astrodon 36mm LRGB E Series Gen 2: 720x30" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 36x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 12.0 hours

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 15.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.31%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 18.20

Mean FWHM: 3.50

Temperature: 15.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3557766

RA center: 5h 40' 54"

DEC center: -2° 17' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.394 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.447 degrees

Field radius: 1.036 degrees

Resolution: 2592x1727

Data source: Backyard


Horsehead and Flame nebula

All frames captured from the light polluted area of Thessaloniki. My Sky Quality Meter measured aprox. 18-18.7 mag/arcsec2

The final image produced from a complex combination of Ha, red, green and blue filters.

Takahashi FSQ-106ED with Camera Atik 460ex.
Guiding with Atik OAG & Lodestar Autoguider.

Capture details:
Ha 36x600sec. Bin 1x1 at -10c
RGB 240X30sec. Bin 1x1 at -10c each filter.

Astrophotographer: Manos Malakopoulos​


Sky plot

Sky plot


Horsehead and Flame nebula,