IC434, B33, NGC204 - The Horse Head Nebula & The Flame Nebula

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  (Ha) HaGB
    • All exposures binned 1x1
    • Ha 26x900s, G 18x260s, B 18x440s
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SV80S @ f/4.77
  • Mount:  MI-250 GoTo
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-2000XM CCD, SBIG CFW-8
  • Location:  My backyard in Goleta, CA
  • Date/Time: 
    • Ha: November 28-29, 2004,  23:04-06:04 PST
    • GB: December 9-10, 2004, 21:13-01:28 PST
  • Processing:  Taken  in CCDSoft v5 using CCDCommander.  Reduced in CCDSoft.  Aligned with RegiStar.  Combined sub-exposures with Ray Gralak's Sigma Clip.  DDP to with custom software.  Curves, levels, unsharp mask, selective blur in Photoshop.

  • Notes:  The excessive color exposures gave great color depth to the image.  I did no saturation boost to this image.
  • Name:  IC434, B33 (The Horse Head Nebula), NGC2024 (The Flame Nebula)
  • Other objects:  NGC2023, IC435, IC432
  • Type:  Emission & Reflection nebula
  • Constellation:  Orion
  • Distance: 1600 light years
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