Horsehead and first attempt

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SkySpades Regular Member • Posts: 221
Horsehead and first attempt

When I decided I was going to make a serious effort at astrophotography again (I say again because I made some fairly uninspired attempts at summer objects many years ago), the Horsehead was was object I was super excited about imaging. Why? Because back in the 80s it was an image of the Horsehead that largely spurred my interest in astronomy.

I'm largely happy with my first attempt though I'd like to go back and do a separate star layer as I had a tough time keeping natural color and brightness. I also need to get another hour or two of integration time to cut down on the noise that I had to remove using software which mutes some of the detail.

William Optics Z61 & Flat 6AIII
SkyWatcher AZ-GTi
Optolong L-Pro filter
Imaging session controlled by ASIAIR Pro
3 min. subs guided, total integration of ~2 hours
Comments and criticisms welcome.

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