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Contains:  Horsehead nebula, IC 434, NGC 2023, The star σOri
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Horsehead Nebula, 



    
        

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Horsehead Nebula
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Horsehead Nebula

Technical card


Dates:Dec. 26, 2017

Frames:
12x480" ISO800 19C
Optolong L-Pro 2" Multi bandpass: 6x780" ISO400 24C

Integration: 2.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.38%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 14.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2114802

RA center: 5h 40' 46"

DEC center: -2° 29' 6"

Pixel scale: 0.729 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.095 degrees

Field radius: 0.599 degrees


Resolution: 3225x4958

Locations: Mobile Observatory, Mt Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

I had been recently inspired by some of the DSLR shooters on Astrobin that had targeted The Horsehead nebula. I had expected that DSLR sensitivity wasn't up to imaging this object but I had found some excellent renditions to inspire me to have another go at it. I had failed before so I had been waiting for conditions to be just right. A dark site, low wind, cooler temperatures. and a day of lower humidity. Christmas night was it! The data collected here was added to the best frames I had gathered over the month. Processing in Startools was a must and a fine tune in Lightroom6. I was very pleased to tease outsome of the fine curtain structures backdropping the Horsehead which seemed to be the domain of Ha on Mono astro cameras. Thankfully the noise mitigation in Startools has the intelligence to preserve fine detail while keeeping noise in check.

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Description: Corrected for more natural color

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