IC 434 The Horsehead Nebula

Horsehead Nebula

The above image is a two frame mosaic featuring a portion of the nebula complex near Orion's belt called the Horsehead nebula. The image was taken using a hydrogen alpha narrowband filter.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: IC 434
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Orion
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: Self Guided Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 360 minutes, 18 x 20 minute subs 6nm ha filter Position: R.A. 05 hr 41 min , Dec -020 26'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS2 Date: 26 January 2007
Acquisition: CCDSoft/The Sky 6 Location: Tolomato River Observatory