IC434 Horsehead Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire.

Teleskop service 12″ Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount,Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik HaRGB filters.

Famous dark nebula in the constellation Orion.

Managed to get the nearby reflection nebula in frame to add extra interest to the image

Haven’t imanged this area much as I’ve had reflection problems from the nearby bright stars. No issues this time as I removed my focal reducer.

Captured some hygroden Alpha data and added it to the red channel to help bring out the horsehead detail.

Data collected on two nights. 2nd & 4th January 2017.

HaRGB image with 4 hours 40 minutes of data. 6 x Ha 20 minutes, 4 x Red 6 x Green 6 x Blue 10 minute exposures.