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Observer
Kevin Gurney
Time of observation
21/12/2016 - 20:11
Object
Horesehead and flame nebulae (and others)
Observing location
Sheffield
Equipment
William Optics Star 71
Atik 460EX mono
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6-GT
HII, B, G, Baader filters
WO 50mm guidescope - side by side
Exposure
HII 12x 300s; Blue 12 x 300s; Green 12 x 300s. All bin 1x1 -15C
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One of the most photogenic parts of the sky... The very best  pictures of this area show structure in the dark nebulosity below the horsehead... I just have a suggestion of this with a vague mottled effect. However, there is some nice structure in the emission nebula (IC434) that is the backdrop to the horsehead. This emerged after some use of the local histogram tool in Pixinsight... but more detail would require  better data, I think, from a good dark sky (not suburban Sheffield).

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