Monday, March 3, 2014

Horsehead Nebula

The Horsehead Nebula is a emission nebula in the constellation Orion the Hunter.  Just under the star Alnitak, this nebula is 1500 light years from Earth.  It's one of the most identifiable nebula due to its shape of a horses head.  This is where stars are born. 

Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)
5min X 11
Camera: QHY8 F/5
Telescope: Takahashi FS106 guided
Mount: Celestron CGE Pro
Location: Zodiac Ranch, Fort Davis, TX
Dates: Early morning, March 1, 2014
Captured with Nebulosity and guided with PHD guiding. 
Processed with MaxIm DL 5 and photoshop.

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