Saturday, 20 December 2014

The old nag’s head

This shows the “Horses head” nebula and the “Flame” nebula, both in the constellation Orion.  The Horses head is a dark patch of dust and gas and is officially “Barnard 33” or “IC434”.  The Flame looks a bit like a Christmas tree that has fallen onto its side!

Only 1h 35min of lights as I'm restricted by neighbours trees in the south.  29 x 5min Subs, 24 flats and 24 bias, no darks.  ED120 APO and modified Canon 1000D.  EQ6 mount, EQMOD, Guiding by ST80, QHY5 and PHD.

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The bright star (left of centre) is the leftmost star of the three that make up Orion’s belt. In my image north (or “up”) is to the left.

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