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Horse Head Nebula: This famous Nebula with the designation Barnard 33 is part of the huge emission nebula IC 434 in the constellation of Orion. It is in a distance of 1500 LY and is also a nursery of young stars most of them still hidden in the thick dust clouds which remind us of a horses head.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.

Object Horse Head Nebula
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation Barnard 33
Constellation Orion
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 1 x 20min Baader H-alpha filter, 3 x 10min each Baader RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha,R/H-alpha,G,B
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 28+29 Nov 2011
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