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Photographer:

Peter W. O'Brien

Email:

pobrien@ll.mit.edu

Location of Photo:

Derry NH

Date/Time of photo:

September 2007

Equipment:

DSI Pro II behind homebuilt 6" f1.8 astrograph w/H-alpha filter

Description:

Probably the most difficult object I have attempted is LDN1622 or the sometimes “Boogieman Nebula”. This interesting and rarely photographed dark nebula lies just across Barnard’s Loop from M78 in Orion. The image was a combination of 112 x 2min frames taken over 3 nights in mid September, a lot of integration time to bring out only some of the detail. I hope this winter as Orion rises higher in the sky I will be able to add more detail and perhaps color to this image.

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