Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Horsehead nebula  ·  IC 434  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae, 


            Craig Gardiner
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae
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Horsehead and Flame Nebulae

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 200P

Imaging cameras: Canon 600D Baader Modified

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD 5L-II M

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.9x Coma Corrector

Software: Affinity Photo Mac  ·  Anat iAstroHub  ·  Nebulosity 4

Filters: IDAS LPS-P2 2"

Dates:Feb. 14, 2018

Frames: 228x60"

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.81%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1934673

RA center: 5h 41' 14"

DEC center: -2° 22' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.976 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 108.487 degrees

Field radius: 0.790 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1105

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.


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Horsehead and Flame Nebulae, 


            Craig Gardiner