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The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae in Orion, 



    
        

            Arun H.
The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae in Orion
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The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae in Orion

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The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae in Orion, 



    
        

            Arun H.
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The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae in Orion

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Canon 7d mark II

Mounts: Fornax Mounts Lightrack II


Dates:Dec. 30, 2018

Frames: 42x120" (1h 24')

Integration: 1h 24'

Avg. Moon age: 23.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.18%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2445012

RA center: 05h40m12s

DEC center: -02°3957

Pixel scale: 2.164 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 72.567 degrees

Field radius: 1.734 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1206

Data source: Traveller

Description

Taken from a dark sky location in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona, about 13 miles from the nearest town and some 50 miles from Phoenix. The tracker itself had more than adequate PE accuracy to image at this plate scale for 2 minute subs but a camera tripod and ball head has way too much flex to be robust for this application at this plate scale. I could only image on one of the two days I attempted this, and lost about 7 subs to minor wind gusts.

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The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae in Orion, 



    
        

            Arun H.