Horsehead and Friends
Photographed by Scott Davis on January 3, 2013
From Ahwahnee Hills Observatory
This beautiful wide-field image is roughly centered on the star Alnitak (Zeta Orionis) and includes IC434 (The Horsehead Nebula), NGC2024 (The Flame Nebula), M78/NGC2068, NGC2071, NGC2067, NGC2064, IC431, IC432, NGC2023, and IC435.
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Camera settings were ISO 1600, f/4.0. A total of eight four-minute exposures were stacked to create this final image.
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