Horsehead Nebula and IC 2023

Horsehead Nebula and IC 2023

IC 434

Constellation: Orion
Ra: 5hr 41m 36s
Dec: -2d 27m 36s
Distance: 1,500 light years
Image Size: 32' x 32'
North: Left



The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) is an extrusion from a dark cloud that is backlit by the bright nebula IC434 and is just below (south) the bright, leftmost belt star, zeta orionis, in the consellation of Orion. The bright, greenish-blue reflection nebula below and to the left of the Horsehead is NGC2023.

Exposure: 9 hrs Total; 4 hrs Lum, 3 hrs RGB, 2 hr 3nm H-a
Telescope: RCOS 16
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: CCD AutoPilot4
Calibration: CCDStack
Observatory Site: Sierra-Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, CA
Camera: Apogee U16M
Filters: Astrodon 3nm H-a, Gen 2 LRGB
Guider: SBIG ST-402
Camera Operation: MaximDL4.62
Processing: Photoshop CS3
Image Date: 11/19/2008

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