NGC 2023


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Date Taken:
Hanson
NGC 2023
Nebula
Cito, Chile
01-20-2017
Description

"In the Shadow of the Horsehead no more"

NGC 2023 is an emmission and reflection nebula located in the constellation of Orion, most times seen in images of the Horsehead nebula. We took direct aim at this nebula to try to bring out all of its wonderful detail.

It is 4 light years in diameter making it one of the largest reflection nebulae ever discovered.

The data was callibrated in CCD Stack, with the rest of the processing in Photoshop CC.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB 14hoursL and 8hours each RGB
Camera:
Finger Lakes PL 16803
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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