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Early Horsehead, 


            Michael Kane
Early Horsehead
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Early Horsehead

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Newton 8" f/4.9

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Software: Binary Rivers Backyard EOS  ·  PHD guiding  ·  photoshop  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  EQMOD

Filters: Astronomik Clip CLS CCD

Accessory: Asus eee pc

Dates:Nov. 10, 2013

Frames: 24x300" (2h)

Integration: 2h

Avg. Moon age: 7.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.75%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 105009

RA center: 05h40m39s.4

DEC center: -02°2710

Orientation: 75.107 degrees

Field radius: 0.744 degrees

Resolution: 620x917

Locations: My Driveway, West Chester, PA, United States


This is my first quality attempt at the horsehead nebula in Orion.



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Early Horsehead, 


            Michael Kane