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Contains:  Horsehead nebula, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, NGC 2023, NGC 2024, The star Alnitak (ζOri)
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Horsehead Starless, 


            Awni Hafedh
Horsehead Starless
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Horsehead Starless

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 5, 2015

Frames: 29x120" ISO1600

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.11%

Temperature: 15.00 job: 2070151

RA center: 5h 41' 49"

DEC center: -2° 25' 8"

Pixel scale: 1.657 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 118.253 degrees

Field radius: 1.143 degrees

Resolution: 4330x2436

Locations: Delaware Park, 6438 Lakeshore Rd, Palms, Michigan, United States

Data source: Traveller


Dec-05-2015 ... I got a new modified Canon SL1 and drove to a close dark sky park, back then I was using BackyardEOS and I didn't really know much about plate solving ... etc so I tried my best to align the frame and then I took a 2 min exposure, I was kind disappointed because I couldn't see a lot of Ha data in there but I just remembered that I forgot to put IR-UV cut filter (CLS-CCD) because it was a full spectrum camera, after I put the filter and took another 2 min exposure, my oh my I was doing the happy dance, just memorizing.
Captured 29 subs and 20 darks, and during the processing in Photoshop and decided to remove all the stars to stretch the data even further. I hope you like it



Awni Hafedh
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Horsehead Starless, 


            Awni Hafedh