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Barnard's Loop, 


            Matt Harbison

Barnard's Loop

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 100mm f/2.8 Canon 100mm L

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ Monochrome

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics Star 71 WO Star 71

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Astronomik 6nm H-alpha

Accessory: Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  Teleskop-Service TeleFokus Microfocuser  ·  Gerd Neumann Canon EOS Filter Drawer System  ·  Starlight Xpress lodestar

Dates:Jan. 1, 2016

Frames: 5x300" (25')

Integration: 25'

Avg. Moon age: 21.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.89%

Basic astrometry details job: 939984

Resolution: 620x258

Locations: Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States


The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex Part 1 - Panels 1,2, and 3.

I've been working on shooting things at a larger scale to capture complete constellations. First with my work on my William Optics Star 71, and now with my Canon 100mm. Complete with a Gerd Neumann Filter Drawer system, I've been able to pair with with my ATIK 383 CCD camera. The scale is impressive. Soon, I'll have the entire Orion Constellation shot with color. This photo reveals the majestic Barnard Loop surrounding the belt stars, the Horsehead Nebula, and Orion Nebula.

from wiki-
"The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex (or, simply, the Orion Complex) is a large group of bright nebulae, dark clouds, and young stars in the Orion constellation. The cloud is between 1 500 and 1 600 light-years away, and hundreds of light-years across. Several parts of the nebula can be observed through binoculars and small telescopes, and some parts (such as the Orion Nebula) are visible to the naked eye.

The nebula is important because of its sheer size, as it spreads several degrees from Orion's Belt to his sword. It is also one of the most active regions of stellar formation visible in the night sky, and is home to both protoplanetary discs and very young stars. The nebula is bright in infrared wavelengths due to the heat-intensive processes involved in the stellar formation, though the complex contains dark nebulae, emission nebulae, reflection nebulae, and H II regions."

5 x 5min 1x1 Ha for each panel.

Canon 100mm Macro Lens
Atik 383L + Mono
Astronomic Ha 6nm fitler
Astro-Physics Mach 1
Gerd Neumann Filter system

Capture in Sequence Generator Pro
Calibration in Pixinsight
Edit levels and export in Photoshop

Captured in Cleveland Tennessee



Barnard's Loop, 


            Matt Harbison