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Contains:  NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, NGC 1999, NGC 1990, M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, IC 423, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri, The star Alnilam (εOri), The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori, The star 31Ori, Part of the constellation Orion (Ori)
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Orion & Horsehead Nebula, 


            Christopher Illidge
Orion & Horsehead Nebula

Orion & Horsehead Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 8772x6512

Dates:Nov. 9, 2018Jan. 2, 2019

60x10" ISO400
160x60" ISO400

Integration: 2.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 14.02 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 2728323

RA center: 84.293 degrees

DEC center: -3.683 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.591 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.638 degrees

Field radius: 3.932 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Ottawa, Canada

Data source: Traveller


I did an HDR composition of the Orion and Horsehead Nebula. The core of the Orion Nebula is so bright and gets over exposed with a long exposure, so I just took short exposures of the core to bring the core detail into the photo.



Christopher Illidge
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Orion & Horsehead Nebula, 


            Christopher Illidge