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Orions Sword: This image depicts one of the most exciting regions in the whole sky called Orions´s Sword in the constellation of Orion or the Hunter.It contains the Great Orion Nebula in the upper right corner and the famous Horse Head Nebula in the lower left of the image. In the area between and around them are several emission and reflection nebula among them, close to Orion Nebula, the Running Man Nebula and in the lower left corner the Flame Nebula.

An even wider view of this wonderful sky region you will find here.



Object Orionīs Sword
Category Nebulae
Designation Orionīs Sword
Constellation Orion
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5 x 0.73 reducer
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 9 x 20min Baader H-alpha filter, 6 x 5min each Astrodon True Balance RGB filters. 4 x 30s RGB for Trapezium region. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L:Ha,R/Ha,GB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 16+17 Jan 2010
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