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Uploaded 22-Mar-13
Taken 26-Mar-13
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Dimensions1000 x 1500
Original file size1.69 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date modified26-Mar-13 19:45
Witch Head nebula

Witch Head nebula

A very faint nebula near the star Rigel in Orion that appears to be the face of a Witch with a large hat. I see the face best in this orientation but many people see it best when it is upside down.
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This image is a combination of results from 3 sessions
1) Evening of 2011-04-01 at the Painted Pony resort, Rodeo NM.
Astrotrack mounted Orion 80mm APO with 0.8x reducer/flattener to give f/4.8 and a modified Canon T1i camera.
Exposure 10-118s lights at ISO 3200 with darks to match.
2) Evening of 2011-04-01 at the Painted Pony resort, Rodeo NM.
Astrotrack mounted Orion 80mm APO with 0.8x reducer/flattener to give f/4.8 and a modified Canon T3i camera.
Exposure - lights - 4-120s at ISO 3200, 4- 60s at ISO 3200 and 5 120s at 800 ISO with darks to match.
3) Evening of 2013-03-10 at the Painted Pony resort, Rodeo NM.
300mm lens on Canon 6D camera and Astrotrack mount.
55 light frames at 120s at ISO 3200 plus 54 frames at 240s and ISO 1600 with darks and flats to match.
Processing in Images Plus, Registar and Photoshop