The Horsehead Nebula Mosaic

IC 434 Horsehead & Flame Nebula's

This region of nebulosity is located at the Belt of Orion. There is over 18 hours of data combined for this two frame mosaic. The Horsehead was first photographed in the late 1800's. It is designated IC 434 and is located just left of center in this image. Also prominent in this photograph is the Flame Nebula.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: IC 434
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Orion
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 1600 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 18 hours, 26 x 20 minute Ha subs each frame Position: R.A. 05 hr 40 min , Dec -020 28'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3, Registar Date: 8-10 November 2008
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village