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Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)

Posted: December 27th, 2008



Bigger size: 1643x1095

DATE
December 22nd and 27th, 2008

PHOTO
Exposure time: Ha: 10x25', RGB: 6x10' each (7.1 hours total)
Focal: 530mm, f/5

EQUIPMENT
Imaging scope: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX
Camera: STL11000
Guiding camera: StarShoot AutoGuider
Guiding scope: Orion ShortTube 80mm
Mount: Takahashi EM-400

SITE & CONDITIONS
Dinosaur Point, Los Banos, California
Seeing: Ok
Transparency: Regular

SOFTWARE
Stacking: DeepSkyStacker
Processing: PixInsight & Photoshop

COMMENTS
The first night I ever went out to do imaging was at Dino Point on December 3rd, 2007. One year later, on December 22nd and December 27th, I returned to Dino Point to give first light to my new gear: a Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX scope and a STL 11000 CCD camera. The days of DSLR imaging are over for me - well I wouldn't say over, but I'm definitely going to spend a lot more time imaging with this incredible CCD than wiht my "old" Canon 40D, that's for sure.


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Comments

Sean Dockery (Contact, Page), August 7th, 2013, 21:08
Hello,

Beautiful photos of the Horeshead Nebula! I am hoping next year to purchase a nice telescope as to start getting into astrophotography....maybe one day taking nice photos like you. :) Could you tell me what kind of telescope you use to get that kind of detail?

Thanks!

Sean

RBA (Contact, Page), August 7th, 2013, 21:59
Thanks Sean. The equipment I used (scope included) is in this very page under EQUIPMENT :-)

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