Barnard's Loop Two Frame Mosaic

Barnard's Loop

This nebula is located in the constellation of Orion. It has been named after astronomer and photographer E.E. Barnard, who originally photographed this section of Orion. This image is a two frame mosaic taken with the equipment listed below in Hydrogen Alpha light.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: SH2-276, LDN1622
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Orion
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 1700 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula, Open Cluster
Exposure: 10 hours 40 min H-Alpha Position: R.A. 5 hr 31 min , Dec -04054'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: November 2012
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village