Horsehead Nebula in black and white

Horsehead Nebula in Black and White

In Astrophotography by Matt Shetzer

Horsehead Nebula in Black and White

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The Horsehead and Flame nebulas imaged with a Hydrogen Alpha filter and displayed in Black and White emphasizes all the gases around this iconic nebula. Located in the constellation of Orion which is visible in the evenings during the winter.

ObjectHorsehead Nebula in Black and White
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Other Names contained in imageBarnard 33
Imaging telescopes or lensesTakahashi FSQ -106ED4
Imaging camerasQHY268M
MountsSoftware Bisque Paramount MYT
Focal reducersNone
SoftwareSoftware Bisque The Sky X, N.I.N.A., PHD Lab PHD2, Viking,  PixInsight, Photoshop, Lightroom
FiltersAstrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  36mm unmounted. Chroma Technology Narrowband 3nm Ha, SII, OIII – 36mm Unmounted
AccessoriesMoonlite NightCrawler 35 focuser, Maxdome II, Digital Loggers Pro Switch, Sky Alert Weather Station, Pegagsus Ultimate Powerbox v2, Starlight Xpress filter wheel, Alnitak Flip-Flat
Guiding Telescope or LensesOrion 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding CameraZWO ASI290MM Mini
Imaging Dates11/15/22,11/16/22,11/19/22,11/20/22,11/22/22,11/23/22,11/24/22,11/25/22,11/26/22,12/1/22,12/18/22,12/19/22
FramesHa: 45×600″  (7.5h)  Gain 60, High Gain Mode, Temp -25C, Bin 1×1
Flats20 per Filter
Flat Darks40
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:2
RA center85.31588382
DEC center-2.329763943
Pixel scale3.76
Resolution6280 x 4210
LocationsSirus 3.5m Observatory, Carbondale Colorado
Data sourceBackyard
Post Processing TechniquesPixInsight to Photoshop to Lightroom
Horsehead Nebula in Black and White was last modified: January 23rd, 2023 by Matt Shetzer