Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Elusive Horsehead Nebula--At Last!

I have never been able to image the Horsehead Nebula, but I finally succeeded last night with the DS 2.3+ and 8 inch Newt combo. This is an uncropped image, showing the wide field captured by this combination. Part of the Flame Nebula is visible at the upper right of the image. Amp glow is fairly strong (top, bottom, and left edge--though some could be reflection from local lighting) as I had to stretch the histogram to bring out the nebula. I'm very happy with this image!