The Flame, Horsehead, and Orion Nebulae

 

b33-m42

Object:
The Flame Nebula (NGC 2024, The Horsehead Nebula (B33), and The Orion Nebula (M42)
Telescope:
Super-Takumar 200mm F/4 Telephoto lens
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:
Orion Short Tube 80mm refractor
Guide Camera:
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider & PHD2 software
Imaging Camera:
QHY163M
Filters/Exposure:
Forty 3-minute exposures and thirty 5-second exposures through Astrodon 5nm Ha filter.  Processed in MaximDL and Photoshop CS6.  The 5-second exposures were feathered into the bright central region of M42.  This was done to reduce the massive white clipping in that region caused by the much longer 3-minute exposures.
Shooting Location:
Virginia Beach, VA
Date/Time:
12 January 2019 (UTC)
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