IC 434

This version of the Horsehead Nebula was taken with a SX Trius 694 camera on a Takahashi106 refractor using an Baader 7nm Ha filter. 10x600s exposures on 18.12.15.were captured in Nebulosity, stacked in AstroArt and processed in Photoshop.

M42 Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula.

Photograph by Max Freier
Rossington 20th December 2015
30 x 300 sec, 15 x 30 sec and 15 x 10 sec all at ISO 800
100 mm APO telescope and Canon 600D Astromodified Camera
Processed with Deep Sky Stacker and Pix in Sight

IC 443

The Jellyfish Nebula is supernova remnant in the constellation Gemini. The bright star is Eta Geminorum. This is a narrowband image taken with a Starlight Xpress Trius 694 camera on a Takahashi 106 FSQ telescope. Exposures were with a Ha filter 12x600s allocated to the red channel, O111 and S11 filters 6x 600s each, allocated to the green and blue channels in Photoshop. Images were acquired in Nebulosity, stacked and aligned in AstroArt and further processed in Photoshop.

The Horsehead Nebula - Barnard 33

The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 ) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion.
The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from Earth.

Photograph by Max Freier

Rossington 3rd December 2015
34 x 150 sec at ISO 1600, no Darks.
100mm APO telescope, with 0.85 reducer/flattener and Canon 600D astromodified Camera.
Processed with Deep Sky Stacker and Pix in Sight