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Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) and Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), 



    
        

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Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) and Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)
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Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) and Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)

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Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) and Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), 



    
        

            NuclearRoy
Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) and Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)
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Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) and Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: NIKON 600 f/4 AF-I

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro Cool

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM-Mini

Software: StarNet++  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CS5  ·  APT Astro Photography tool  ·  PHD2  ·  Astro Pixel Processor (APP)

Filters: Astrodon Ha 36mm 3nm  ·  Astrodon Gen2 E-Series B - 36mm  ·  Astrodon Gen2 E-Series G - 36mm  ·  Astrodon Gen2 E-Series R - 36mm

Accessory: ZWO 60mm x 280mm GuideScope


Dates:Feb. 2, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series B - 36mm: 3x30" (1' 30") (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series G - 36mm: 3x30" (1' 30") (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series R - 36mm: 3x30" (1' 30") (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 36mm 3nm: 40x180" (2h) (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 4' 30"

Bias: ~21

Avg. Moon age: 7.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.18%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3230950

RA center: 5h 40' 47"

DEC center: -2° 12' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.335 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 76.236 degrees

Field radius: 1.021 degrees


Resolution: 4314x3421

Locations: Home, Aliquippa (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Finally got a clear night that wasn't frigid. First one in a month

First try using RGB to correct star colors. Didn't work out in APT (made the whole image very garish - apparently more for me to learn there) so I used layers in PS to correct the brighter stars.

Loving the Astrodon 3nm!

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Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) and Horsehead Nebula (IC 434), 



    
        

            NuclearRoy

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