Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1909  ·  The star 29Ori  ·  The star 63Eri  ·  The star Rigel (βOri)  ·  The star λEri  ·  The star τOri  ·  The star ψEri  ·  the Witch Head Nebula
Witch Head Nebula, 



    
        

            Eric Cauble
Witch Head Nebula
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Witch Head Nebula

Witch Head Nebula, 



    
        

            Eric Cauble
Witch Head Nebula
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Witch Head Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135mm f/2 ED

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY168C

Mounts: iOptron CEM25P

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30F4 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MM

Software: SGP  ·  PHD2  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Optolong UV/IR Cut


Frames:Optolong UV/IR Cut: 240x120" (8h) (gain: 11.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 8h

Darks: 40

Flats: 20

Bias: 50

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3923756

RA center: 5h 12' 18"

DEC center: -7° 49' 37"

Pixel scale: 12.827 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 198.424 degrees

Field radius: 4.475 degrees


Resolution: 2173x1261

Locations: Crowder's Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is my favorite fall/winter reflection nebula. This is the fifth time I've imaged this target, and the only one I'm happy with

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Witch Head Nebula, 



    
        

            Eric Cauble