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Horsehead & Flame Nebulae

Hap's Horsehead and Flame Nebulae
© Hap G.

date: December 15, 2004
location: Griffin/Hunter Observatory, Bethune, SC
exposure: 240 minutes (4 hours) total @ ISO 800 (48 x 5 min exposures) calibrated with flat frame and Master Dark frame (median combine of 9 darks)
camera setup: Canon 300D Digital SLR (modified) through Orion ED80 w/ Meade .63 Focal Reducer piggybacked on LX-200
telescope setup:

processing: Focused and captured with DSLRFocus. RAW to TIFF conversion, frame calibrations, alignment, Digital Development, Adaptive Richardson_Lucy deconvolution, scaling and JPEG conversion with ImagesPlus. Noise reduction with NeatImage.