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Horsehead and Flame nebulas, 


            José J. Chambó

Horsehead and Flame nebulas

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade ETX-70

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE

Dates:Feb. 5, 2011

10x30" ISO1600
24x90" ISO1600

Integration: 0.7 hours

Darks: ~27

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 2.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.29%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean SQM: 20.90

Mean FWHM: 4.65

Basic astrometry details job: 107462

Resolution: 620x388

Locations: Benali - Valencia (Spain), None


This classic image of wide field covers part of the molecular clouds in Orion, and contains some of most characteristic objects into this complex. At left: the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) is a emission nebula placed under Alnitak (the left star of Orion's Belt) that is the brightest star in the image. At right: the Horsehead Nebula (B 33) is a dark cloud contrasted against the redish emission nebula IC 434. Others nebulas in the image are NGC 2023 (at center), IC 435 (a bit down), IC 432 (at left of the Flame) and IC 431 (above the last one).

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)



Horsehead and Flame nebulas, 


            José J. Chambó