The Horsehead Nebula


The Horsehead Nebula

Takayuki Yoshida

Horsehead Nebula

Horsehead Nebula is one of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky. This nebula is part of a swirling cloud of dark dust and gases. It is also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered in 1888 by Williamina Fleming.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi Epsilon160, EM200 mount

Camera: ST-2000XM, Astronomik Type2C LRGBfilter

Exposure: L=15minutes x 8, R=G=B=20 minutes

Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Yoshino Town, Nara Prefecture,2005

featured at Miwa town Astrophotography Contest