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Horsehead up close in HA


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Close up of the Horsehead Nebula, tricky being a dark object against, well more dark space. I originally took 12 exposures and just wasn't enough so added more back in 2016. processed today. The swirly rings are from some reflections, The old coatings are degrading on the scope which doesn't help but not too distracting. Taken In HA though an old Meade LX6 8" f6.3 sct reduced to f5. 31x600 second exposures Arik One-1 Baader 7nm HA. #atikcameras #meade


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1 hour ago, Sunshine said:

Wow that is some amazing detail in that image, I have to ask about the light streaks bottom right of the horse head, are they natural?

I suspect internal reflections, I'll have to check. I use the focuser and reducer on other scopes with no issue's. Could be something shiny  in there.

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