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Contains:  NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, The star Alnitak (ζOri)
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Horsehead and Flame Nebulae, 


            Craig Gardiner
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae

Horsehead and Flame Nebulae

Technical card

Resolution: 4982x3019

Dates:Feb. 14, 2018

Frames: 228x60"

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.81% job: 1934673

RA center: 85.310 degrees

DEC center: -2.373 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.976 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 108.487 degrees

Field radius: 0.790 degrees

Locations: Back Garden, Ferndown, Dorset, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


Going back to broadband with the DSLR. While narrowband has been interesting, it takes too long with OSC/DSLR, and with the minimal chances in the UK with the weather, it's not too practical.

This was taken over a couple of nights in Feb-2018. Location is in a small town and reasonably light polluted, but the IDAS filter helps a lot.



Craig Gardiner
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Horsehead and Flame Nebulae, 


            Craig Gardiner