Horsehead through the AT8RC

The following image of IC434 Horsehead Nebula was taken with a Modified and Cooled DSLR through an Astro-Tech AT8RX 8″ Ritchey Chretien telescope

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The image consists of:

13x 10 Min Exposures
19x Dark Frames
53x Flat Frames
Equipment Used:
Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro
Imaging Scope: Astro-Tech AT8RC
Imaging Camera: Canon 500D Modified and Cooled
Guide Scope: Celestron C80ED
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Image Acquisition: BackyardEOS
Ambient Temperature: 2 Degrees Celcius
Sensor Temperature: -19 Degrees Celcius

I was extremely proud when this photograph won photo of the month in BBC Sky at Night Magazine
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