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Contains:  NGC 2024, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, NGC 1999, NGC 1990, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1981, The star 32Ori, The star 29Ori, The star σOri, The star ηOri, The star ιOri, The star Mintaka (δOri), The star Saiph (κOri), The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star Alnilam (εOri), The star Bellatrix (γOri), Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)
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Barnard's Loop, 


            Miles Zhou
Barnard's Loop

Technical card

Resolution: 3292x2042

Dates:Jan. 14, 2013

Frames: 54x180"

Integration: 2.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.65% job: 127594

RA center: 5h 44' 23"

DEC center: -2° 27' 36"

Pixel scale: 19.944 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.545 degrees

Field radius: 10.734


The version B is a daring stretch of the prior version while keeping the brightest parts protected.

Barnard's Loop, Mosaic of Orion Area taken by NSP of Xingming Observatory
The picture is made of 9 frames; each with 6x180s at ISO 1600, bin 2 on Jan. 14, 2012 (UTG) Processing MaximDL: Stacking
IRIS: Image normalization and quantitative color balance
Photoshop: Photomerge and final touch



Miles Zhou
License: None (All rights reserved)


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            Miles Zhou
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            Miles Zhou
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    Barnard's Loop, 


            Miles Zhou

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Barnard's Loop, 


            Miles Zhou