33 (IC 434) is a dark nebula that, for obvious reasons, is commonly
known as the Horsehead Nebula. It is approximately 1500 light years
away and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
It lies just south of the bright star Alnitak, the eastern-most star
in Orion's belt. It was first recorded on a photographic plate by
Willaminia Fleming in 1888.
11 in. Edge HD @ f/7
|| Modified Canon 650D;
raw capture; ISO 1600
|| CG11 w/Gemini
Lodestar on OAG
|| 25 @ 5min.
|| The images
were focused using live view. They were calibrated, aligned, and combined
in ImagesPlus. Composite image was adjusted in Photoshop CS2. Noise
was removed using Topaz DeNoise.
observatory in SE Minnesota. 12/26/12; Temp: 15F; seeing was fair.
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