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Apophis

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NGC 2024 and IC 434 plus
« on: Nov 26, 2017, 16:07:53 »

Lot happening here:
IC 435, IC 432,IC 431 Reflection Nebula
NGC 2024 Flame Nebula
NGC 2023 Emission Nebula
IC 434 Horsehead nebula
The star Alnitak (ζOri) Left most on Orion's belt.
The star σOri

Originally looked to image M42 , but while waiting for it to come up caught this and spent all night with it , this is the pre meridian flip set.
20 x Lights at 300s
28 x Flats
28 x Darks
20 x Bias
Processed with DSS and Photoshop CC 64bit.
Roger.
« Last Edit: Nov 26, 2017, 16:16:59 by Apophis »
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Re: NGC 2024 and IC 434 plus
« Reply #1 on: Nov 26, 2017, 18:41:15 »
Well done Roger, that's probably the best bit of processing you have done so far, Alnitak is well controlled as it's a bit of a pig.

I would however have expected a bit more nebulosity in the Veil behind the horse - maybe it needs more data, and it would certainly benefit from that.  Will be good to see what you get once you've added the post meridian flip data.

Carole

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Re: NGC 2024 and IC 434 plus
« Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2017, 08:46:15 »
Hi Roger,

Very - is that your first time to image 'horsehead' - I can remember my excitement the first time I captured it - Took me the whole night at one of the original DSC's - http://jpastronomy.co.uk/graphics/archive%20images/latest_12.html  Image totally crap compared to yours. You did very well& like carole said well processed - A few more subs would really help.

John

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Re: NGC 2024 and IC 434 plus
« Reply #3 on: Nov 27, 2017, 11:14:25 »
Thanks Carole and Johnp, i am very pleased with it. Could even see the Flame Neb faintly live in my guide scope!
Roger
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