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Horsehead nebula, 


Horsehead nebula
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Horsehead nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Equinox 80 ED

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-8XME SBIG ST8  ·  SBIG CFW9 filter wheel SBIG ST8 filter wheel

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Skywatcher

Software: CCDSOFT V5 CCD Soft

Dates:Dec. 8, 2012

Frames: 3x60"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.38%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 150815

RA center: 5h 40' 34"

DEC center: -2° 25' 26"

Pixel scale: 5.682 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.466 degrees

Field radius: 0.949 degrees

Resolution: 620x414

Locations: Modimolle, Modimolle, Limpopo, South Africa


Horsehead nebula
3 x 1 min exposures with SBIG ST-8XME and Baader H-Alpha filter, Skywatcher Equinox 80mm


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Horsehead nebula,