Contains: IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri
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NGC 2024/IC 434

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Sky-Watcher Esprit 80ED

Imaging camera: Canon EOS 7Da

Mount: HEQ5 PRO

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera: Lacerta M-Gen II

Software: Adobe Photoshop CCPixInsight Core 1.8

Filter: Optolong L-Pro 2"

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates: Jan. 1, 2017

Frames: 11x900" ISO400

Integration: 2.8 hours

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~140

Avg. Moon age: 3.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.01%

Astrometry.net job: 1405118

RA center: 85.306 degrees

DEC center: -2.324 degrees

Pixel scale: 8.466 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 121.002 degrees

Field radius: 1.696 degrees

Description

Perfect conditions: squally wind, wafts of mist, lightpolluted garden, a lot of rejects :).
Even failed exposure series bring you further in image processing.

Version B: single frame, quick white balance

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Claus Steindl
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NGC 2024/IC 434, Claus Steindl