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


            Scotty Bishop
Flame and Horsehead

Flame and Horsehead

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Explore Scientific David Levy Comet Hunter 152mm f/4.8

Imaging camera:Pentax K-1

Mount:iOptron iEQ45D

Guiding telescope or lens:Astromania 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:MGEN II

Software:Luc Coiffier's DSS 4.1.0 64 bit

Resolution: 6539x4155

Dates:Nov. 11, 2018

Frames: 30x180" ISO1600

Integration: 1.5 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 3.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.71%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: -7.00 job: 2362947

RA center: 85.238 degrees

DEC center: -2.450 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.368 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 97.524 degrees

Field radius: 1.472 degrees

Data source: Backyard


Got this last night, though I can see that I don't quite have the telescope straightened out all the way. Anyone know how to get a comet Hunter working right without giant diffraction spikes of doom?



Scotty Bishop
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Flame and Horsehead, 


            Scotty Bishop

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