Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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Barnard's Loop, 


Barnard's Loop
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Barnard's Loop


Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 Lii
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683wsg QSI683wsg · Canon DSLR Canon 60Da
Celestron Advanced VX Celestron AVX GEM
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-series
Photoshop CC · PixInsight PixInsinght
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 50mm guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Orion SSAG

Acquisition details

Jan. 8, 2016
52x180" (2h 36')
2h 36'
Avg. Moon age:
27.93 days
Avg. Moon phase:

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 929177

RA center: 05h41m33s.8

DEC center: +02°1604

Pixel scale: 70.560 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.782 degrees

Field radius: 24.538 degrees

Resolution: 620x467

Locations: Sutherland dark Skies, Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa


As I enter my 4th year of being an astrophotographer, I can finally tick this target off my list.

I've imaged Barnard's before but wasn't satisfied with the result....

And so, it became the 1st target of #EveryNewMoon, an imaging project Cory and I started for 2016.

I'll write more about the project in the next few weeks.

RGB - Canon 60Da

52 x 180 seconds

30 Darks

100 Bias

Integration time: 156 Min. 2h 36m

HA: 12 x 600 Seconds.

No darks or bias

Integration time: 120 min. 2h

Calibrated and Integrated in PixInsight

Total Integration time: 4h 36m

It was very difficult to work with such a rich star field. Shooting at 24mm meant millions of little pin-point stars. 2 Iterations of star reduction, and I'm scared that now the sky appears noisy. But in fact, it's just the ridiculous amount of stars in the image!


Celestron Advance VX

Imaging Cameras:

Canon 60Da

Shot at 24mm, ISO800

QSI 683

Imaging Lens:

Canon 24-70 Lii F/2.8

PixInsight Processing and final finishing off in PhotoShop


Sky plot

Sky plot


Barnard's Loop,