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IC 434 ja NGC2024, Hevosenpää- ja liekkisumu - 12.1.2019 at 20.00 - 12.1.2019 at 21.00 Rovaniemi Observation number 80337

Visibility IV / V

Lauri Turunen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

Orion is only visible for a couple of hours at my backyard location, and even then the light pollution in the city is just right on the road. As a result, I have done little to describe the handsome objects in that area. I had just maintained the tripod and wanted to try it out without a guide. I exposed the Horsehead Fog for an hour and although there was a lot of missing from the subject due to light pollution, the main thing was described handsomely.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • IC 434 ja NGC2024, Hevosenpää- ja liekkisumu
    • Näyttävä
  • Constellation
    • Orion
  • Darkness
    • Average
  • Seeing
    • Average
  • Nebulae
    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.


      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.


      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

Technical information

TS-Optics 86SDQ 86 / 464mm F / 5.4, Canon 6D astromod, Astronomical CLS filter, Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro (belt mod). ISO 1600, exposure 129 x 30s. Image processing PixInsight + Lighrtroom.

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