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Flame and Horsehead Nebulae, 



    
        

            Steve Sells
Flame and Horsehead Nebulae
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Flame and Horsehead Nebulae

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Flame and Horsehead Nebulae, 



    
        

            Steve Sells
Flame and Horsehead Nebulae
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Flame and Horsehead Nebulae

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics ZenithStar 61-ii

Imaging cameras: Nikon D5600

Mounts: Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: QHYCCD miniGuideScope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-II-M

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat 61A

Software: Topaz Sharp AI  ·  Photoshop  ·  Lightroom  ·  Stellarium  ·  PHD2  ·  PixInsight  ·  SharpCap  ·  All Sky Plate Solver  ·  APT

Filters: Optolong L-Pro

Accessory: LattePanda Delta 432


Dates:Jan. 16, 2021

Frames: 58x60" (58') ISO200

Integration: 58'

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 3.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4190654

RA center: 5h 40' 39"

DEC center: -2° 24' 43"

Pixel scale: 3.694 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.880 degrees

Field radius: 1.504 degrees


Resolution: 2456x1600

Data source: Traveller

Description

This is the first picture I've taken with my new William Optics ZenithStar 61-ii, my first telescope. This telescope, which has a 360mm focal length, takes the place of the Nikon 70-300mm telephoto lens I had been using for astrophotos of similar scale.

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Description: Removed an artifact, removed a slight green cast, and reduced the stars to make the nebulosity more prominent.

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Flame and Horsehead Nebulae, 



    
        

            Steve Sells

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