Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Horsehead nebula  ·  IC 434  ·  IC 435  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)
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Horsehead Nebula, Reflection Nebula NGC 2023, and Flame Nebula in Orion, 



    
        

            Ray Blais
Horsehead Nebula, Reflection Nebula NGC 2023, and Flame Nebula in Orion
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Horsehead Nebula, Reflection Nebula NGC 2023, and Flame Nebula in Orion

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Horsehead Nebula, Reflection Nebula NGC 2023, and Flame Nebula in Orion, 



    
        

            Ray Blais
Horsehead Nebula, Reflection Nebula NGC 2023, and Flame Nebula in Orion
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Horsehead Nebula, Reflection Nebula NGC 2023, and Flame Nebula in Orion

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GT102 102mm f/6.9 Apo Refractor

Imaging cameras: Canon 600D

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  BackyardEOS  ·  PixInsight 1.8


Dates:Feb. 6, 2019

Frames: 37x300" (3h 5')

Integration: 3h 5'

Avg. Moon age: 1.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.35%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2665890

RA center: 05h40m57s

DEC center: -02°2808

Pixel scale: 1.124 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.632 degrees

Field radius: 0.961 degrees


Resolution: 5136x3334

Data source: Backyard

Description

I was fortunate enough this winter to have some clear skies in January and February and the opportunity to re-shoot the horsehead nebula again. The First time I was not very successful. I'm photographing from suburban bortle 5 skies in a direction over a city of about 40000 people. I think it turned out all right even though city-glow was right below it.

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Horsehead Nebula, Reflection Nebula NGC 2023, and Flame Nebula in Orion, 



    
        

            Ray Blais