Contains: IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, The star Alnitak (ζOri)
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HorseHead in one hour

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Self Made Hexalite 200

Imaging camera: Nikon D7000

Mount: Vixen GP2

Guiding telescope or lens: Self Made 35/175mm achromatic doublet

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Color

Focal reducer: Lichtenknecker Coma Corrector

Software: photoshopDeepSkyStackerPHD2 Guiding

Filter: Baader Planetarium SkyGlow

Accessory: PicAstro A1

Resolution: 4903x3229

Dates: Jan. 14, 2018

Frames: 30x120"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.98% job: 1913647

RA center: 85.372 degrees

DEC center: -2.211 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.238 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.313 degrees

Field radius: 1.010 degrees

Locations: Observatoire de Borlo, Sint-Truiden, Belgium


The HorseHead nebula imaged in just one hour between the clouds and under heavy light pollution. This is the first practical test image of my new self-made 200/800mm astrograph.




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HorseHead in one hour,