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Contains:  IC 435, NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, IC 432, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star σOri
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IC434 Horsehead & Flame Nebulae, 


IC434 Horsehead & Flame Nebulae

IC434 Horsehead & Flame Nebulae

Technical card

Resolution: 2072x1411

Dates:Oct. 22, 2019

Explore Scientific UHC UHC Nebula Filter: 4x300" (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 2x2
Explore Scientific UHC UHC Nebula Filter: 5x600" (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 2x2

Integration: 1.2 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 23.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.09%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Temperature: 9.00 job: 2998786

RA center: 85.242 degrees

DEC center: -2.492 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.403 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 109.034 degrees

Field radius: 1.185 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard


Captured this object soon after the rise of Orion and before moonrise between 1 and 2:30 am this morning 22 Oct 2019. First time trying different binning (2x2) which seems to have a positive effect with the ASI294MC Pro especially at debayering (no blue background).

Second time to use guiding and first time with subs exposure this long but wanted to give it a try and see outcome.

Subs: 5 x 600s, 4 x 300s - all at gain 120, camerai cooled to -15C.

Calibration/stacking/processing in Pixinsight and slight curve/level adjustments in Photoshop.



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IC434 Horsehead & Flame Nebulae,