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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  IC 4592, IC 4601, IC 4604, M 80, NGC 6093, The star Graffias (β1Sco), The star β2Sco, The star λLib, The star νSco, The star ρOph, The star χOph, The star ψOph, The star ω1Sco, The star ω2Sco, The star ωOph, rho Oph nebula
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Night Rider - Blue Horsehead Nebula, 


            Rudy Pohl
Night Rider - Blue Horsehead Nebula
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Night Rider - Blue Horsehead Nebula

Technical card

Basic astrometry details job: 2627883

RA center: 16h 21' 24"

DEC center: -20° 8' 16"

Pixel scale: 23.711 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 166.397 degrees

Field radius: 7.446 degrees

Resolution: 2048x958

Data source: Traveller


From my archive of previously imaged targets.

Nikon D5500 unmodified
Nikon afs- 85.f1,8 shot at 2.5, 3.2 and 3.5 over 3 nights
ISO 400 and 640
243 x 2-mins = 8.1 hours
Sky Watcher Star Adventurer camera tracking mount
Pixininsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5

This nebula is a favourite subject of astrophorographers including yours truly, because it's so colourful and close enough to earth that you can shoot it with a regular DSLR camera and an 85mm lens. It's in the lower right-hand section of the Milky Way galactic core about 20 degrees up from the horizon.



Rudy Pohl
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    Night Rider - Blue Horsehead Nebula, 


            Rudy Pohl
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    Night Rider - Blue Horsehead Nebula, 


            Rudy Pohl

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Night Rider - Blue Horsehead Nebula, 


            Rudy Pohl