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Horsehead nebula, 



Horsehead nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave Instruments 24" CDK

Imaging camera:Finger Lakes Instrumentation PL 4301

Guiding telescope or lens:Televue TV-102

Guiding camera:SBIG ST-8300M

Software:MaximDL 5

Filter:Omega Optical 4nm Ha filter

Resolution: 2084x2084

Dates:March 15, 2016

Frames: 45x300"

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.64% job: 1072025

Locations: driveway, Daytona Beach, FL, United States


An attempt at a fairly deep image of the famous Horsehead nebula. I've tried many times to properly image this object, and keep coming back to try again. I wished to capture what I imagine as water pouring over the great horse's back as he leaps up onto the banks of a raging stream. DDP stretch and unsharp mask in Maxim.



License: None (All rights reserved)


Horsehead nebula,