B33 - Horsehead Nebula

B33 Horsehead Nebula
8th December 2006
Object name: B33 Horsehead Nebula
Object type: Dark Nebula
Size: 6 4
Classification: Dark Nebula
Apparent RA: 5 41 10 Apparent Dec: -2 27 44
Constellation: Orion

Very late on friday night I decided to have a quick pop at the horsehead. Only 6 2x2 binned frames of 300s exposure each. My tracking suffers a bit at these lower declinations. Still I was impressed at how well it came out for half an hour exposure time. Still quite noisy, so quite a bit of smoothing needed to get the noise below the distraction level.

Captured in ArtemisCapture, calibrated in ImagetoolsCa, DDP in maxim, thuggery in photoshop.

This image was autoguided using my 400mm focal length refractor and my black and white SC1 webcam.

Current Imaging equipment configuration

Exposure Details :

Astrodon 6nm Ha MPCC 6x300s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK