Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Horsehead nebula  ·  IC 434  ·  NGC 2023
Horse Head Nebula, 


            Charlie Miller
Horse Head Nebula
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Horse Head Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: 12" Meade LX850-ACF f/8 OTA - 2475mm fl

Imaging cameras: QSI 683wsg

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1100GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Off Axis Guiding via QSI683

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance LRGB

Accessory: Optec Gemini Focusing Rotator

Dates:Feb. 11, 2016

Frames: 45x600" (7h 30')

Integration: 7h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 3.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.18%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1202753

RA center: 05h41m24s

DEC center: -02°2237

Pixel scale: 1.500 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 70.059 degrees

Field radius: 0.250 degrees

Resolution: 620x827

Locations: Stellar Skies, LLC, Near Austin, Texas, United States


The famous Horse Head Nebula in Orion. A must image target for any beginning imager.

Reprocessed in PixInsight to better control background and to improve noise reduction.



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Horse Head Nebula, 


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