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Photographer:

Dale J Martin

Email:

dale@massapoag.org

Location of Photo:

Lunenburg, MA

Date/Time of photo:

Dec 10th and 12th

Equipment:

This image is 6 hours of photons, each frame is 6 minutes at iso 800. Mount/guiding: Altas Mount connected to Astro IIDC via ShoeString GPUSB adapter for guiding. I'm using DMK 21AF04.AS camera with a through Meade SN-6". Optics: Orion 80ED, WO 0.8 FR, with Astronomik CLS Filter mounted to a Canon 350D Modified by Hap. DSL Control: Nebulosity for DSL control and capture.

Description:

The Horsehead Nebula, Barnard 33, is a dark pillar of dust and non-luminous gas that blocks the light glowing behind from the diffuse emission nebula IC 434. This region is but a small portion of a much larger cloud of gas and dust 1600 light years away in the constellation Orion this image includes the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024).

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