Flame and Horse



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NGC2024, also known as Flame nebula, and IC434 are part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, which is estimated to lie at a distance of 1500~1600 l.y. from Earth.
Part of the dark nebula LDN 1630 extends over the bright IC434 creating one of the most pictured dark nebulae, the Horse Head nebula, listed in Barnard's Catalog as B33.

I've reprocessed my old image of 2015, taken with the EOS 600D, and added 5 additional hours with L filter to increase details. It has been also a verification of the improvements brought by the new focuser.


Optic SW Quattro 8S 200mm f/4 with Baader MPCC Mark III corrector
Camera Atik 383L+, Canon EOS 600D
Filters Baader L 36mm, IDAS LPS-P2 2
Mount NEQ6 with EQASCOM
Guide
SW 70/500 with AlCCD5
Frame center
RA 05:41:29 DEC -02:09:16 J2000
Date
Jan 2015, Jan and Feb 2017
Site
Backyard, Busto G. Milan, Italy
Exposures L 30x600s bin 1x1 @-10°C
RGB 45x420s ISO800

Integration time - 10h 15m

B33

B33

B33

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