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Contains:  IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, IC 431, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri, The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori
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"Fire and Ice" Orion Horsehead SHO 135mm, 


            Martin Palenik
"Fire and Ice" Orion Horsehead SHO 135mm

"Fire and Ice" Orion Horsehead SHO 135mm

Technical card

Resolution: 3096x2093

Dates:Feb. 16, 2018March 3, 2018March 4, 2018

Astronomik Ha: 74x90"
Oiii: 74x60"
Sii: 73x90"

Integration: 4.9 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 11.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.28% job: 2002351

RA center: 84.380 degrees

DEC center: -3.905 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.064 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.915 degrees

Field radius: 3.147 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Oakville, Ontario, Canada


I had always wanted to try Orion in narrow band and see what it would be like. I was surprised at how much Ha dust there really was in the area!

Of course the core was blown out so I mixed in a second set with some small 15 second exposures then combined it all in photoshop as best as I could.

After cropping the image it gave me the idea for the title, "Fire and Ice". I hope this gives a different feel to the area, enjoy and thanks for viewing!



Martin Palenik
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"Fire and Ice" Orion Horsehead SHO 135mm, 


            Martin Palenik

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