Horsehead IC410 Horsehead

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Date: December 6, 2003
Exposure: Ha (3nm) 240m : 8 x 1800s
Processing: Captured with CCDSoftV5, MaxIm for Image calibration,(16 flats dark subtracted and Sigma Reject combined, 40 bias frames Sigma Reject combined, 10-1800s darks Sigma Reject combined), dead/hot pixel removal, alignment, normalization. Photoshop with for final processing and jpg conversion.
Conditions: Clear, Mag 3-4 Skies
Scope: AP155EDF, f/7 (1.671 arcsec/pix), Vixen 102mm Flourite @ f/9 for guiding. All equipment on a Paramount ME and can be seen here.
Camera: SBIG ST-8XE, -25°, SBIG ST-237A for guiding
Comments: IC410 is a cluster associated with nebulosity in Auriga. It is located approx. 1 1/2° from IC405 The Flaming Star. It is about 48' in size, which was just a bit larger than this setup would capture, but I think I got the best parts anyway.