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The Horsehead and the Flame - In Hydrogen Alpha

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#1 Acer

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:25 PM

Took a quick imaging session last night

 

Most of the winter targets are setting in the west early, so there is limited time for imaging them now before they hit the treeline.

 

This is just one hour (12, 5 minute exposures at 150 gain) using a narrow band Hydrogen Alpha filter. This filter REALLY brings out the dust detail in the Horsehead. I plan on imaging at least another hour tomorrow to build on this.

 

Stellarvue SV80 Access
ZWO ASI183MM Pro Imaging Camera
EQ6R-Pro Mount
ZWO ASI120MC Guide Camera

 

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#2 Starman47

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:52 PM

Great start. Please show more as your are able.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:11 AM

Wow! You caught a lot of details for only one hour. What Bortle zone did you take this?

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#4 Acer

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:43 AM

Great start. Please show more as your are able.

 

Thanks! Looks like it is going to be another week before the clouds move out though :(

 

Wow! You caught a lot of details for only one hour. What Bortle zone did you take this?

Mike

 

 

 

 I live in around Bortle 7. Clouds are pretty bright, Andromeda can't be seen, even with averted vision, and the Milky Way is only seen in spots with averted vision.

 

The moon was also near 3/4 full right above the Horsehead.  Narrow band and a good mono camera sure cuts right though all of that!




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