Barnard's Loop in Orion

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Exposure: Taken 12-25-08
3 X 20 min.
Processing: 3 X 20 min. subs captured with Nebulosity
Calibrated, binned 2x in Nebulosity
Stacking, DDP in Imagesplus
Final curves, noise reduction in Photoshop/Noise Ninja
Equipment: Orion Starshoot Pro CCD Camera
28-90mm Vivitar series 1 lens working at 90mm f/5.6
Lumicon Ha filter
Guided with an Orion Startshoot Autoguider using PHD
G11 mount
Notes: In the upper right are the 3 stars in Orion's belt and the famous Horsehead Nebula

I had to crop about 1/4 of the image off of the left hand side because
of a severe lens reflection off of the bright star Betelgeuse.

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