Horsehead nebula

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This is my first attempt at the Horsehead nebula in orion. Not knowing any better, I used the camera with a gain of 10 and an offset of 0. This was far from ideal it turns out, but hey, this is first light on a piece of kit and I’m happy to have captured anything at all. I’m extremely pleased with the result and am hopeful for much greater things to come in future.

Imaging telescope or lens: Meade LX-90 EMC

Imagine camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-PRO

Mount: Meade LX-90 field tripod

Guiding telescope or lens: Sky-Watcher ST-80

Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Superstar

Software: PHD2, Sequence Generator Pro, Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop CC

Filters: ZWO LRGB Filters for ASI1600

Accessories: ZWO Mini filter wheel, Meade F6.3 Focal reducer, myArduinoFocusser2

Resolution: 4656 x 3520

Dates: 02-Feb-2019 job: 2734789

Integration time per filter

Filter Exposure time Frames
Luminance 180s 23

Integration record:

Date Filter Exposure time Frames Gain/ISO Offset
03-Feb-2019 Luminance 180s 23 10 10

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