Location of photoOutside Stephenville, TX
Date/Time of photoJanuary 9, 2010
EquipmentTelescope: Televue NP-127is on CGE mount
Camera: Hutech modified Canon 450D (XSi)
Exposure: 20 X 600s Hα, 21 X 300s RGB and 20 X 180s RGB subs at ISO 800
Composition: Each set aligned and stacked in ImagesPlus and results were combined in PS3.
DescriptionThe Horsehead Nebula is dark nebula in front of red emission nebula IC343. NGC2024 or the Flame nebula is to the lower left. There is also a blue reflection nebula, NGC2023 at the lower left of the Horsehead nebula. The bright star to the left and slightly up from the Horsehead, Zeta Orionis, is the center star of the three stars which makes up the "belt" of Orion.