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Contains:  NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri
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Horsehead and Flame region, 


Horsehead and Flame region

Horsehead and Flame region

Technical card

Resolution: 4578x3072

Dates:Feb. 3, 2017

Frames:Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1: 447x30" ISO1600

Integration: 3.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 6.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.40%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00 job: 1435690

RA center: 84.948 degrees

DEC center: -2.311 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.636 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 101.760 degrees

Field radius: 1.252 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States


Photographed these earlier this winter through the 8se and made a composite out of both images. This is a wide field shot to attempt to capture the whole region using the ED80. The moon was 49% and conditions were not favorable, but still not a bad result!



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Horsehead and Flame region,