IC434 - The 2009 Astronomy Picture of the Year

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The famous Horsehead Nebula. This image consists of a blend of Ha, luminance and RGB consisting of 5:5:3:3:3 hours exposure respectively.

Equipment: 12.5" RC, SBIG STL11K, AO-L, Paramount ME

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  1. javiszodch 32 months ago | reply

    i surprised.. it is cool! good picture is amazing! as you did, or is the effect of your camera?

  2. Photographs by Steven Robinson 31 months ago | reply

    more beautiful than I can describe in this text box!

  3. tstorm2012 30 months ago | reply

    That is awesome :)

  4. TxmxthyJS [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

    Very stunning, I like the pinkish hues but mostly the starry effect's is what catces my eye, maybe because the bright white they have in them but their shape too, very nice :-) adding to my fave's ;-) --Flickr newbie

  5. marcellucray 21 months ago | reply


  6. Aleksejs Birdins 19 months ago | reply

    Невероятно красиво !!!

  7. JL1013 19 months ago | reply

    Horse Head Nebula!!!

  8. Ray Majrowski Thanks for 150000+ views 19 months ago | reply

    Outstanding work, never seen this much detail in the Horsehead b4, as with your Dumbell shot also, utterly staggering images.

  9. Craig Myran Photography 19 months ago | reply

    That's quite a bit of money for the equipment to get this shot. The sbig camera itself must have been around $4000 and a 12.5" Ritchey-Chrétien runs around $20,000 for a base model. With all that money invested, getting this quality of photo is a must. Great job!

  10. JeromeG111 19 months ago | reply

    Outstanding shot

  11. mpastro2001 19 months ago | reply

    Thank you very much everyone for viewing and commenting on the image.

    Very grateful indeed.


  12. Nico Carlini 19 months ago | reply

    brilliant shot

  13. Masayo_Funami 18 months ago | reply

    wow!! beautiful!

  14. Nana *7* (nana.leder) ~ on/off 17 months ago | reply

    Speechless....... ^^..... Outstanding!!!

  15. The Bristol Boy1 16 months ago | reply

    Heavens above!....an incredible image!!!!

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