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Contains:  Horsehead nebula, IC 431, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, NGC 2023, NGC 2024, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri
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Horsehead Nebula, 


            Carl Weber
Horsehead Nebula
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Horsehead Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Sept. 30, 2018

Frames: 358x300"

Integration: 29.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.83%

Basic astrometry details job: 3057979

RA center: 5h 41' 8"

DEC center: -2° 26' 45"

Pixel scale: 2.293 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 80.424 degrees

Field radius: 1.803 degrees

Resolution: 4038x2986

Locations: SkyStar Observatory, Ramona, CA, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


I played with my original image after discovering the Local Histogram tool in Pixinsight. It really brought out details in the surrounding Ha fields.



Carl Weber
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Final
    Horsehead Nebula, 


            Carl Weber


Description: I think that this area of the sky just wants to be displayed in black and white. To me it is just that more beautiful keeping plain and simple. This is data from last year and the past few weeks.

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Horsehead Nebula, 


            Carl Weber