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Area around IC 423 and 424 in Orion

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About this object

Like two ghosts floating in space, these two reflection nebula, IC 423, on the right and IC 426, upper left, are lit up by two very bright stars, Mintaka and Alnilam. Both stars are just out of the field of view in the cropped image and made it a challange to image this area due to reflections from these stars. This area is also filled with faint background dust. Several 17th magnitude galaxies also populate the field

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV 105 Raptor Triplet Refractor with a SFF7-21 Field Flattener
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astronomik Type 2C filter set
  • Exposure: LRGB 150:60:60:60
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 4.56, CCD Commander
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS, Color Chiefland Star Party Nov 09
  • Date: Nov 09
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