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Jeremy Likness
Monroe, WA, USA
10:30 pm

Equipment Details:

Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 9.25" w/ 0.7x reducer
Camera:: ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Guide: 50mm SvBony w/ ZWO ASI120MM-S
Mount: CGEM-II
Filter: Optolong L-Extreme
Integration: 4 nights, 5 hours of 5-minute exposures

Post-processing Details:

AstroPixel Processor, PixInsight

Image Details:

Even before I began taking photographs of space, the Horsehead nebula was an iconic and hauntingly beautiful reminder to me of how vast and amazing space is. I still remember the sheer delight I felt the first time I was able to capture this with my own equipment. Orion is spending less time in the sky, but I managed to sneak in a few hours over several nights to create this image of IC434 and the blueish NGC2023.