My attempts at astro imaging

Horsehead Nebula


Continuing with Orion, here is the Horsehead and Flame nebula.  This is a very faint region and a scope is needed to see this and a large one at that!  Thankfully you don’t need to do that as I took a nice long exposure image for you!

The Horsehead is in fact an area of dark dust that is stopping the light from glowing Hydrogen gas shining through – it’s roughly 1500 light years from us and has to be one of the most striking objects in the night sky to image.

This was taken with a modified Canon 350d DSLR and is a combination of several long exposures – I cannot remember the exact details but it would likely have been several hours of 10 minute images.

 

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