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Telescope: Astro-Physics 130 GT Designation:IC434 The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from Earth.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Orion
Camera: SBIG STX with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Dark Nebula
Exposure Data: Ha 9 hours. Position: R.A. 05 hr 41 min , Dec -02 28
Processed using Maxim data aquisition, PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing Date: December 2016
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory