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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Horsehead nebula, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, NGC 2023, NGC 2024, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri
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IC 434 - Horsehead nebula, 


            Jens Zippel
IC 434 - Horsehead nebula
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IC 434 - Horsehead nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 130D

Imaging cameras: Atik 490EXm

Mounts: EQ8

Software: Photoshop CS6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto S.L. PixInsight V1.8  ·  Maxim DL Pro 6

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon RGB E-Series

Accessory: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Dates:Jan. 19, 2019Feb. 3, 2019

Astrodon Ha 5nm: 20x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon RGB E-Series: 31x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 5.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.65%

Basic astrometry details job: 2604791

RA center: 5h 41' 6"

DEC center: -2° 17' 6"

Pixel scale: 3.037 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.615 degrees

Field radius: 1.033 degrees

Resolution: 1920x1520

Locations: Upper Borg Observatory, Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Data source: Backyard


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After 10 weeks of cloudy skyes this was the first picture I took in 2019. I 'd have liked to have had more nights, but there's nothing to get here right now.



Jens Zippel
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


  • IC 434 - Horsehead nebula, 


            Jens Zippel
  • IC 434 - Horsehead nebula, 


            Jens Zippel
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    IC 434 - Horsehead nebula, 


            Jens Zippel

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Sky plot


IC 434 - Horsehead nebula, 


            Jens Zippel