IC 434 - Emission Nebula in the constellation Orion

The region around Orion's eastern belt star is one of the most famous sections of the sky. Here you can find the famous Horsehead Nebula, the bright Flame Nebula NGC 2024 and some small bluish reflection nebulae.

The raw data was collected in cooperation with Prof. Jochem Berlemann from Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe .

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Optics: Takahashi FSQ
Aperture: 106 mm
Focal Length: 530 mm
Camera: SBIG ST8300C
Exposure: 9 x 900 s
Location: Moydans, France
Processing: MaximDL, Nebulosity, Photoshop
Diameter:40 light years
Distance:1,500 light years
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