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      Horse Head Nebula “B33” and The Flame Nebula “NGC 2024”

      It has taken 3 Years to capture all the data needed for this image, due to the the lovely cloud cover we have in Gauteng. I photographed all the images in my back yard, in the East Rand, using prime focus. Total acquisition time: 19 hours 10 minutes. Total processing time: 18 hours.

      Equipment used:

      4” William Optics Refractor GTF102 Aperture: 102mm, Focal Ratio: F/6.9, Focal Length: 703mm, Orion 10” Reflecting Astrograph Aperture: 254mm, Focal Ratio: F/3.9, Focal Length: 1000mm, SBIG STL11000M CCD Camera, Canon 60D Unmodified camera, HA, HB, OIII, SII and CLS Astronomic Filters, Orion Mini Auto Guider, Celestron CGEM Mount, All processing done using Pixinsight.


      Frames captured:

      Frames captured using the SBIG 11000M @-20 deg.

      20 x HA Filter 1200 second
      10 x HA Filter 600 second
      50 x Flats
      50 x Dark

      10 x HB Filter 1200 second
      50 x Flats
      50 x Bias
      50 x Dark

      10 x OIII Filter 1200 second
      50 x Flats
      50 x Bias
      50 x Dark

      10 x SII Filter 1200 second
      50 x Flats
      50 x Bias
      50 x Dark


      Frames captured using the Canon 60D ISO 1600
      10 x CLS filter 300 second
      10 x Flats
      50 x Bias
      10 x Dark


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          Neil Viljoen

          Registered: August 2012
          Location: Eden Glen,Edenvale
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          Date: Tue August 18, 2015
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