I’ve spent a lot of time in the Orion area over the winters (one always tries to capture a better Orion Nebula, after all), but I’ve never spent much time tring to capture the Horsehead or Flame nebulas.
My worries were always that I don’t have enough H-alpha sensitivity, or I’m worried that Alnitak would overpower any sufficiently long exposure. Those were always poor excuses.
Well, I decided to try it as the first outing with my AT115EDT and Losmandy GM-8G. And boy did it go well! So well that I tried to get more exposure time in a second session.
- Astro-Tech AT115EDT 115mm f/7 ED Triplet Refractor w/ 0.8x Reducer/Flattener
- Losmandy GM-8 German Equatorial Mount, Gemini 2, Losmandy FLW Tripod
- Canon EOS 6D Mark II
- Orion StarShoot Autoguider
- ZWO EAF Electronic Automatic Focuser, iOptron iPolar
- BackyardEOS, PHD2 Guiding, SkySafari Pro, AstroPixelProcessor, Topaz Photo AI, Capture One