The Horsehead Nebula. Orion Revisited 2016

MosaicThe Horsehead Nebula 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. Wikipedia
Distance to Earth: 1,500 light years
Magnitude: 6.8
Discovered: 1888
Right ascension: 5° 40′ 59″

 

This image is made up of a two panel mosaic in Narrowband with a touch of RGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TSA 102 and Vixen VSD.

Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18
Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TSA 102
Guiding cameras: sx loadstar
Focal reducers: Takahashi TOA/FS Reducer
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PHD, Photoshop CS5
Filters: Baader Ha, OIII & SII RGB
Accessories: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel, Baader Planetarium 36mm narrowband filters

The Horsehead Nebula. Orion Revisited 2016

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  1. October 8, 2016 - Reply

    This is absolutely incredible! Jaw dropping in fact. I will definitely follow!

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