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Orion with Barnard´s Loop: The image shows the constellation of Orion or The Hunter with the bright prominent stars Rigel (lower left) and Betelgeuse (upper right). In the center of the constellation shines the bright Great Orion Nebula and the vast emission complex around the Horse Head Nebula.
The red band of nebulosity is the faint Barnard´s Loop, the origin of which is still not known.

Object Orion with Barnardīs Loop
Category Constellations
Designation Orion with Barnardīs Loop
Constellation Orion
Optics Canon EF 50mm lens f/1.8 @ f/6.3 RGB, f/4.5 H-alpha
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 1x20min H-alpha, 1x10min each RGB, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar and Skywatcher ED 80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as Guiding Softwareiding software
Processing Maxim DL5,PixInsight,Photoshop, Color Code L:H-alpha,R:H-alpha/R,G,B
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 15+17 Feb 2012
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