The Horsehead Nebula

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Horsehead Nebula

The horsehead nebula is a Dark nebula in Orion constellation. This nebula is located just below Alnitak, the star is left side of the picture. Horsehead nebula is one of the most popular nebula in the night sky. It is approximately 1,600 light years from earh. Here is a link of larger picture of Horsehead Nebula.

Right Ascension 05h40m59sec, Declination -02 27' 30.0"

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi TOA130S, TOA35Reducer

Camera: SBIG STL-11000M, Astronomik Type2C LRGB filters

Exposure: L=120minutes(15minutesx8) ,R=40minutes, G=40minutes, B=40minutes(RGB:2x2binned)

Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Soni Town, 2006

published in Tenmon-guide magazine