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BlueTorch - Horsehead & Flame Nebula 2017
Lens: TS APO 80/480 mm Camera: K3 ii Photo Location: Ascheberg ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: Above 6s 
Posted By: Pete_XL, 11-19-2017, 07:43 AM


The Blue Torch is the giant star Alnitak that shines bright between the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula.
NGC 2024, B33, IC431, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, NGC 2023,
50 x 180s @ ISO400
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Brilliant image!
Wow, 50 images at 180s means you have a very great amount of patience and skill. Thank you for posting this, it may inspire some other people to post similarly great images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pete_XL Quote

The Blue Torch is the giant star Alnitak that shines bright between the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula.
NGC 2024, B33, IC431, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, NGC 2023,
50 x 180s @ ISO400
Pentax K3 II + TS Triplet APO 80/480 3" Flattener
Fantastic image.

What do you use for your tracking and what software do you use to stack ?

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Thank you both for the compliments

I have the camera/telescope on a Skywatcher equatorial mount that is finetuned by an Mgen autoguider. For the stacking I use the freeware Deepskystacker. The postprocessing is done in Photoshop.

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I enjoy looking at photos like this.
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Wow very nice image
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Amazing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pete_XL Quote

The Blue Torch is the giant star Alnitak that shines bright between the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula.
NGC 2024, B33, IC431, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, NGC 2023,
50 x 180s @ ISO400
Pentax K3 II + TS Triplet APO 80/480 3" Flattener
This is one of the best.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pete_XL Quote

The Blue Torch is the giant star Alnitak that shines bright between the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula.
NGC 2024, B33, IC431, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, NGC 2023,
50 x 180s @ ISO400
Pentax K3 II + TS Triplet APO 80/480 3" Flattener
OMG. Amazing. Colours, detail and natural marvel. All in one.
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I did not imagine such a thing to be possible, thats incredible!
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Fabulous work as always Pete!
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Wow, just wow. Even my wife was astounded by your photo.
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Excellent as always, Pete. Great job bringing out the dark and dusty nebula of which the Horsehead is part.
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This one goes on the wall in my cabin on the Enterprise!

Wow! i mean, WOW!

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!!
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Very nice image.
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