Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Horsehead nebula  ·  IC 434  ·  NGC 2023
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Horse Head Nebula, 


            Hilmi Al-Kindy
Horse Head Nebula
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Horse Head Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: OPT 8" RC

Imaging cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding telescopes or lenses: OPT 8" RC

Guiding cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Software: Maxim DL

Filters: OIII  ·  Baader Planetarium H-Alpha

Dates:Oct. 19, 2013Oct. 22, 2013

Baader Planetarium H-Alpha: 16x1200" bin 2x2
OIII: 7x1200" -25C bin 2x2

Integration: 7.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 16.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.71%

Temperature: 27.50

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 86870

RA center: 5h 41' 0"

DEC center: -2° 27' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.357 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.787 degrees

Field radius: 0.377 degrees

Resolution: 1606x1198

Locations: Home, Qurm, Oman


This is processed with Pixinsight and MaximDL. Could do with more OIII data, but I am proud with what I have managed to achieve. I consider this my best image ever.



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Horse Head Nebula, 


            Hilmi Al-Kindy