The Horse Head Nebula IC434


Andi Turner

Leek, Staffordshire

SXV-H9 Mono CCD Camera, Takahashi FSQ-85 at f3.9, HEQ5 mount.

Probably the most iconic of all deep space objects. I took a full set of Ha, SII and OIII images, but ended up discarding the OIII in favour of a synthetic green channel. No matter how many times I have merged the data, I still can’t decide, but think this arrangements gives the most natural appearence.