Horsehead and Flame Nebula

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The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion’s Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
The Flame Nebula, designated as NGC 2024 and Sh2-277, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion. It is about 900 to 1,500 light-yearsaway.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 180
Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-10 XME
Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC
Filters: Astrodon RGB filter set, Astrodon H-alpha 3nm narrowband filter
Dates: Oct. 10, 2010
Astrodon H-alpha 3nm narrowband filter: 18×600″
Astrodon RGB filter set: 36×600″
Integration: 9.0 hours

Autor: Dean Salman

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