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Contains:  IC 435, 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 nebulae, 


Horsehead and Flame nebulae

Horsehead and Flame nebulae

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TS Photoline 102mm F7 Triplet Apo

Imaging camera:Canon 1000Da

Mount:NEQ6 Pro

Guiding telescope or lens:TS Photoline 102mm F7 Triplet Apo

Focal reducer:TS Photoline 3" Reducer 0.79

Software:PixInsight 1.8

Accessory:MGen Guider

Resolution: 1876x1158

Frames: 30x180"

Integration: 1.5 hours job: 1675989

RA center: 85.231 degrees

DEC center: -2.307 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.072 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 78.198 degrees

Field radius: 1.247 degrees

Locations: Westensee, Kiel, Germany


Attempt at imaging the horsehead nebula in Orion. A classic amongst astrophotographers, no doubt.

This image was taken with a Canon 1000Da in combination with the TS 102mm Triplet Apo at 560mm. Clearly, this object would have needed a few extra subs. The main thing I noted is the reflection in the center of the image though. While TS claims on their website that their APO as well as the reducer I used are free of reflections - clearly, that is not so. Of course, Alnitak is a very bright star, so I am not too surprised. A Tak under better skies wouldn't have that problem, I suspect (existing reference images prove as much).

Still, not too shabby with the medicore skies and average equipment, I think.



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