Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Flame Nebula  ·  IC 426  ·  IC 432  ·  IC 434  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2112  ·  Orion B  ·  Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)  ·  The star 31Ori  ·  The star 51Ori  ·  The star 56Ori  ·  The star 59Ori  ·  The star 60Ori  ·  The star Alnilam (εOri)  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)  ·  The star Mintaka (δOri)  ·  The star σOri
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Horsehead and Barnard's Loop, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
Horsehead and Barnard's Loop
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Horsehead and Barnard's Loop

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Horsehead and Barnard's Loop, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
Horsehead and Barnard's Loop
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Horsehead and Barnard's Loop

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM40ec

Software: PixInsight  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  APT

Filters: Baader Planetarium IR UV Cut for front of camera nosepiece


Dates:Dec. 15, 2020

Frames: 27x180" (1h 21')

Integration: 1h 21'

Avg. Moon age: 0.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.95%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4099284

RA center: 05h47m25s

DEC center: -00°4124

Pixel scale: 7.591 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.883 degrees

Field radius: 5.964 degrees


Resolution: 4662x3204

Locations: Picketpost Trailhead, Near Superior, AZ, Arizona, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

The objects in Orion are fascinating. The actual reason for Barnard's loop remain unknown.

Samyang lens opened to f2.0 (wide open.) Doing this did not seem to affect image quality noticeably.

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Horsehead and Barnard's Loop, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle