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IC434 - HorseHead Nebula


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         Object IC434 - HorseHead Nebula
         Comment The Horsehead nebula (also known as Barnard 33/IC434) is a tower of dark dust and gas which harbours the embryonic stages of young stars. The nebula is surrounded by energised hydrogen which glows vibrantly red. The Horsehead nebula resides approximately 1600 light years away.

The image is a LRGB composite. Data acquired by Alvin Jeng of Lightbuckets, processed by Jason Jennings.
         Optics RCOS 20" F/8.1 (4115mm FL)
         Camera SBIG STL-11000M - 1x1 bin (image scale .45 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 10.3 hours (L:170min,R:150min,G:150min,B:150min)
         Date Image acquired over multiple nights


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