IC 434 and HorseNebula

IC 434 and the Horsehead Nebula in the constellation Orionis


Date: 2010/12/29

Exposure: 36 x 5 minutes , ISO1600

Filter: Baader UHC-S

Camera: unmodified Canon 500D

Telescope: Celestron80ED 80mm FL 600

Mount: Celestron CG5-GT

Guiding: MagZero Mz5-m autoguider and 80/400 guidescope. Maxim DL software

Location: suburban sky, Italy

  • DIYastrophotography.webs.com 5y

    Seems processed a bit harshly but it looks like some great data for such a dim target and a unmodded camera , well done.
  • Fabrizio 4y

    Thanks Eriknlarsen, I'm not expert in postprocessing. A my friend help me in a new elaboration and result is here :

    Fab-horsenebula by fabrizio farina
  • astrometry.net 4y

    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    (RA, Dec) center:(85.2371651164, -2.4534787705) degrees
    (RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(05:40:56.920, -2:27:12.524)
    Orientation:133.94 deg E of N

    Pixel scale:6.43 arcsec/pixel

    Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
    Field size :1.83 x 1.26 degrees

    Your field contains:
    The star σOri
    The star Alnitak (ζOri)
    The star Alnitak (ζOri)
    IC 434 / Horsehead nebula
    NGC 2023
    NGC 2024
    IC 435

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Taken on December 30, 2010
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