The Horsehead Swims in Hydrogen

 Download Full Resolution (2048x1434) 1563KB 8,784

'The Horsehead Swims in Hydrogen'

The Horsehead Swims in Hydrogen

[Public Domain] 30 Nov 2016 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
8,785 others viewed this post.

I was going to do more to this image but I had such a positive reaction to it online I think I’ll just leave it. I’ve mapped the Hydrogen to blue which I think makes the Horsehead and it’s surrounding emissions look incredible. Interestingly, although this is a “bicolour” image I’ve only used one filter (Ha) and straight mono luminance so I’m surprised at the colour and dynamic range. The bright star in the middle, Alnitak, is notoriously difficult to photograph around as it can quickly overexpose and dominate the whole region but I’ve managed to tame it nicely so it doesn’t detract from the Flame Nebula below and the classic Horse. Celestron Edge Hd 9.25″ / Hyperstar / Baader highspeed Ha / EQ6. Processing Pixinsight and Photoshop.

 Download Full Resolution (2048x1434) 1563KB


EQUIPMENT DYLAN USED
Here is some of the gear this photo was made with. Click for info

More Astrophotography ...

NGC6188 Fighting Dragons of Ara
Astrophotography
The Sulphur in NGC 3603 and NGC 3576
Astrophotography
λ Centauri Nebula (IC2944 / Caldwell 100)
Astrophotography
Carina Nebula in Hubble Palette (Rasa 8 First Light)
Astrophotography
The Rose or the Skull? NGC 2237
Astrophotography
M42 Orion Nebula + Running Man (Dust and Gas)
Astrophotography
The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253 / Caldwell 65)
Astrophotography
Saturn Swims Amongst the Nebulae
Astrophotography
Antares and the Rho Ophiuchus Region
Astrophotography
Carina and the Keyhole Nebula in 4K
Astrophotography
Centaurus A - The Candle Galaxy
Astrophotography
NGC 2070 The Tarantula Nebula
Astrophotography
Christmas Tree Nebula - NG2264
Astrophotography
Will you Accept this Rose? (NGC2237)
Astrophotography
A Christmas Fire, Horse and Flame
Astrophotography
The Sky Bridge from Horsehead to Orion
Astrophotography
M45 Pleiades (The Subaru Logo)
Astrophotography
Ghostly Green - ESA Deep Space Tracking Station (Australia)
Architecture, Astrophotography, Notable
The Mighty Andromeda
Astrophotography
Deep Space Tracking Station, West Australia
Astrophotography
Caldwell 68 Corona Australis (Dark Molecular Cloud)
Astrophotography
The Big Prawn (Nebula) IC 4628
Astrophotography
Fighting Dragons of Ara NGC 6188 (in Hubble colours)
Astrophotography
International Space Station Transit (Illuminated)
Astrophotography
Astrophotography Archives ...