IC434 Horsehead Nebula


Simon Todd

Haywards Heath UK

Imaging Scope: Sky-Watcher Quattro 8″ F4 Imaging Newtonian
Imaging Camera: Qhyccd 183M 20mpx ColdMOS Camera at -20C and DSO Gain
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pro
Guide Camera: Qhyccd QHY5L-II Mono
Guide Scope: Sky-Watcher 50×90 Finder Scope
Filter Wheel: Starlight Xpress Ltd 7x36mm EFW
Filters: Baader Planetarium 36mm RGB
Coma Corrector: Sky-Watcher Aplanatic Coma Corrector
Image Acquisition: Main Sequence Software SGPro
Image Processing: PixInsight

IC434 – Horsehead Nebula in LRGB, my favourite of all night sky objects located close to the Belt of Orion

I have imaged this object in the past but at a much wider field of view, so with the new 20mpx camera I decided to image it at 0.62 Arcsec/Pixel