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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Horsehead nebula, IC 431, IC 432, IC 434, NGC 2023, NGC 2024, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri
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Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), 


            Miles Zhou
Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro Tech AT-65Q

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY 9M  ·  Canon EOS 350D (Modified)

Mounts: ioptron iEQ45-GTN

Filters: BAADER H Alpha 7nm

Dates:Nov. 18, 2012

Frames: 17x600"

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.59% job: 100621

RA center: 5h 40' 20"

DEC center: -2° 28' 12"

Pixel scale: 4.498 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.950 degrees

Field radius: 1.301 degrees

Resolution: 620x329

Locations: Hangzhou, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China


Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)
Ha: by AT-65Q + QHY9; 600s*17
(RGB): by XP2 (Xingming Observatory)
Processing IRIS: Stacking
MaximDL: Gamma, Alignment of Ha & RGB
PS: L(RGB) Combination and Final Touch



Miles Zhou
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), 


            Miles Zhou
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    Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), 


            Miles Zhou

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Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), 


            Miles Zhou