Barnard 33 : The Horsehead Nebulae 2009

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Messier Number:
-


NGC Number:
-


Common Name:
The Horsehead Nebula


Constellation:
Orion


Distance from Earth:
1500 light years


Visual Magnitude:
12


Size:
8' 6'


Rate:

Description:
The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in bright nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just below Alnitak, the star furthest left on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. It is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which is similar to that of a horse's head. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
14 December 2009


Location:
Italy - Passo Celado (Trento)

Weather:
Temp = -15C


Equipment:
Skywatcher NEq6 Pro
Skywatcher ED80

Willians Optic Fiel Flatener x0.8 III
Images aquired with: 

Canon 350D unfiltred
Autoguided with:
Antares / Starshooter/ Phd


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 
20x180 sec @ 800ISO
25x300 sec @ 800ISO
15x600 sec @ 800ISO

 

Darks: 
5x180 sec @ 800ISO

5x300 sec @ 800ISO

5x60
0 sec @ 800ISO

Flats: - 
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 4h45min


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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