IC434 / B33 - The Horsehead Nebula
Date: November 5, 2008
Location: Seven Sisters Observatory - Manchester MI
Equipment: Megrez 90 APO, FFIII, Canon 10D Modified
Conditions: Excellent transparency, good seeing
Film: None! DSLR @ ISO 800
Exposure: 10 X 600 seconds with 3 X 600 seconds dark frames and 10 flat frames
Comments: My goal was to go deeper with this image than any of my past attempts. I was able to show a fair amount of dim H-alpha emitting clouds that this area has in abundance. Jeff Thrush convinced me to try taking flat fields on this one and it worked out very well. I will re-process this in a while to see if I can smooth out the area around the stars somewhat.