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Contains:  Horsehead nebula, IC 431, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, NGC 2023, NGC 2024, The star Alnitak (ζOri)
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IC 434/B33/Flame  AKA The HorseHead Nebula, 


            Paddy Gilliland
IC 434/B33/Flame  AKA The HorseHead Nebula
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IC 434/B33/Flame AKA The HorseHead Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Feb. 28, 2017

Frames: 120x600" bin 0x0

Integration: 20.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.38%

Basic astrometry details job: 1600671

RA center: 5h 41' 58"

DEC center: -2° 18' 54"

Pixel scale: 1.041 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.017 degrees

Field radius: 1.123 degrees

Resolution: 6567x4137


Here we have a look at some sample data from the site of my new scopes. Kayron Mercieca was kind enough to provide and takes all credits for data acquisition (
I have simply processed the RGB data provided to get a feel for the excellent skies at the location - watch this space for scopes I will have available there :) - release news coming soon.
Mount: Avalon M-Uno
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-85ED
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8
Filters: Astrodon E-Series Gen2 RGB 1.25”
Guider: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
RGB,120x600 seconds.
I have tried to go deep thanks to the quality of the data I did not need to be overly aggressive to do so. A commonly imaged target but hopefully I have managed to find a unique perspective.



Paddy Gilliland
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


IC 434/B33/Flame  AKA The HorseHead Nebula, 


            Paddy Gilliland

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