Nebula IC 434 and Orion's belt - 04 January 2008

Constellation Orion is full of wonderful objects. Here is a picture of nebula IC 434.

Constellation Orion is very well-known. There is Orion's belt in the middle of constellation. The belt is formed by three bright stars - Mintaka, Alnilam and Alnitak. The nebula is situated around star Alnitak. There are two well-known parts in this nebula - Flame nebula(NGC2024)and Horsehead nebula (B33).

Technical information:
Optics:Orestegor 300/4 + (Baader H-alfa 45nm*)
Aperature:8 (RBG); 4 (H-alfa)*
Exposure:RBG(9x8min) + H-alfa(5x8min)*
Date & time:03. January 2008 from 23:37 UTC
Location:Central Europe, Slovakia, Cadca, village Zakopcie
Atmosphere:clear sky
Pointation:autopointation with Newton 170/1150 + Logitech Pro 4000
Mount:home made
Camera:Canon 350D