This Year's Obligatory Horse

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One always must do the Horsehead nebula at least once a year. This is an astrophotographer code requirement, I think. So, turned the DeadCat 250mm f4.5 at the spot this year, not too satisfied. Sky not obeying, autoguider disobeying, darks down right rebelling. But, you get what you get. Anyway one thing did jump-out from the wider than normal look at this thing, the star count to the right, west, of the horsehead is higher than to the east, must be some dark stuff in the way over there.
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That's a beautiful image, Steve. Thank you for sharing it. I like the contrast of the right and left sides, with the striking difference in the number of stars, as you noted.
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Wow, I think that came out really well Steve; nicely done!

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Looks very nice to me, Steve.

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Awesome! Well done, Steve!
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Magnificent image, awesome colours!

many thanks.
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Very Nice Thanks!
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