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This image of the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula was captured by Fabricio Siqueira in the city of Campos, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil on October 2011. These two nebulae are located in the constellation Orion.
Fabricio also mentioned how he was able to obtain this image:
“This is a 1 hour and 33 minutes total exposure picture that resulted from stacking of 30, 40 and 60 seconds subexposures (Total = 143 subexposures; ISO1600). The camera used was a Canon 1000D without modification, attached to an 6″ Skywatcher reflector telescope, on a EQ3-2 equatorial mount. The softwares used to stacking and image edition were the Deep Sky Stacker and Photoshop CS5, respectively. For noise reduction, the software Noiseware was also used.”
Check out Fabricio’s Flickr page for more photos.
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