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From Belt to Sword

From Belt to Sword

March 1st, 2016

A lot went into this one, I spent hours in front of the computer fiddling with the color balance. This is my first HaRGB combo, so took some getting used to.
Enjoy! (And thanks for helping me get this far).

Object details: Barnard 33, otherwise known as the horsehead, is the dark nebula in the lower left corner. IC 434 is the red emission nebula behind it. NGC 2023 is the blueish reflection nebula under the horsehead, while NGC 2024 (the flame) is to the left. M 42, the grand Orion nebula, dominates the right half of the image. The running man nebula is a reflection/emission nebula to the left of M 42. Numerous dark nebulae fill the frame as well.

Captured on: January and February 2016

Capture:
Ha – 5hrs, 300s, ISO 400, F/3.5
RGB – 3hrs, 180s, ISO 200, F/3.5

Gear:
Canon 200mm F/2.8L
Canon T3i (Unmodified)
Astronomik 12nm Ha clip filter
Astronomik CLS CCD clip filter
iOptron ZEQ25gt
Orion SSAG
PS, DSS, Carboni’s Tools, Gradient Xterminator, PHD, PS

Thanks for looking!