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Jeremy Likness
Newport, OR, USA
02:00 am

Equipment Details:

William Optics Redcat 71 350mm
ZWO ASI294MM Pro Monochrome w/ RGB + SHO filters
ZWO AM5 mount

Post-processing Details:

Stacked in AstroPixel Processor
Processed in PixInsight

Image Details:

It's a popular and iconic region: the first star on the "belt" of the Orion constellation, Alnitak. This beautiful, bright star is flanked by the distinctive Flame Nebula and easily recognizable Horsehead Nebula. I collected two nights of data with the goal of creating an image that captures the delicate details of the dust and gases that make up the nebulae in this area.