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B33 - The Horsehead nebula

B33 - The Horsehead Nebula

This shot was plagued with lots of problems including lens flare and dew problems which formed on the Televue 0.8x reducer. I'm not too happy with this shot, but I will plan on shooting again when I have a whole night to dedicate to it. I also plan on shooting through my narrowband H-Alpha filter and combine that with the RGB image.

Image Specifications:

     •  Instrument:  Takahashi FS-102 Refractor (820mm - f/8) with 0.8x Televue reducer
     •  Camera:  Canon 20Da
     •  Filters:  Hutech IDAS LPS (Light Pollution)
     •  Mount:  Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial
     •  Guiding:  SBIG STV Autoguider with Vixen 400mm Guidescope
     •  Time / Date :  December 19, 2006, 11:30PM EST
     •  Location:  Coyle Field, NJ
     •  Weather:  Clear, 30degF
     •  Primary Exposure :  5 x 5min, ISO 1600, RAW, min-max average combined
     •  Calibration Frames:  16 x 5min, ISO 1600, RAW, average combined
     •  Image Processing :  Images Plus, Photoshop CS2, NoiseNinja