Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Horse Head Nebula, 


            Hilmi Al-Kindy
Horse Head Nebula

Horse Head Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:OPT 8" RC

Imaging camera:SBIG STT 8300M

Mount:Losmandy G11

Guiding telescope or lens:OPT 8" RC

Guiding camera:SBIG STT 8300M

Software:Maxim DL

Filters:Baader Planetarium H-AlphaOIII

Resolution: 1606x1198

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 job: 86870

RA center: 85.252 degrees

DEC center: -2.466 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.357 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.787 degrees

Field radius: 0.377 degrees

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.



Hilmi Al-Kindy
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


Horse Head Nebula, 


            Hilmi Al-Kindy