AMATEUR ASTRONOMY PAGES
Javier Gómez Laina                                                
                                                                ngc2024 & B33 in  Orion
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Object:             ngc2024 (tank track nebula) & B33 (horsehead nebula)   - emission & dark nebulas -

Optics:             TeleVue TV-76  with 1.1x  flattener  (f 528mm). Astronomik H-alpha & IDAS LPS filters.
Camera:           Canon 350d  modified (infrared filter removing)
Exposures:       29 x 500" Ha  +  13 x 500" RGB  ;   5h:50' total exposure
ISO:                 800
Date:                5 & 24 Feb 2006
Mount:              Home made aluminum fork controled by Angel Caparrós' PicGoto system.
Guiding:           MX716 on
250 f/4.8 Newton

 

Processing:

Darks & Flat calibration
SDMask combining
Dynamic Background Extraction (sky gradient correction)
Digital Development Processing (DDP)
Curves adjust (RGB & saturation)
LRGB combining (Ha as 50% luminance)

Software:
ImagesPlus, PixInSight, PhotoShop.