Barnard 33 : The Horsehead Nebulae

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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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:
22 December 2008


Location:
Italy - Passo Brocon (Trento)

Weather:
Temp = -1C


Equipment:
Skywatcher HEq5 Pro
Skywatcher ED80
Images aquired with: 

Canon 350D unfiltred


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 
9x180 sec @ 800ISO

Darks: 
10x180 sec @ 800ISO

Flats: - 
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 27min


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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