Orion The Edge Of Forever

The Horsehead Nebula, captured from Grand Mesa Observatory in Purdy Mesa, Western Colorado using the Holloway Takahashi 130 FSQ and QHY367C Full Frame CMOS camera. I acquired the data in Color + H-Alpha, OIII and SII over 4 nights, processed here are versions in RGB, HaRGB with Ha mapped to red channel and also used as Luminance layer, H-Alpha only and finally a Hubble Palette version with SII, Ha and OIII data mapped respectively to the R, G and B channels to create a Hubble Palette (SHO) rendering. Total Integration time 20.5 hours, to see more of my musical videos visit my channel on YouTube

Some of my Recently Published Images

This website is dedicated to my passion for astrophotography, the Night Sky and Sir Patrick Moore who was and remains my inspiration.

Here I present and share with you my passion of the skies and Deep Space images.

I hope you enjoy your tour and if you have any questions please send me an email from my contact page. For those of you who are visiting here for the very first time. All of these images captured from Fremont, MI and my new location at Grand Mesa Colorado, not from somewhere in Australia as the "downunder" name suggests, I apologize for any confusion and once you read my About Me page perhaps it will become clearer to you why I chose this name.

Astrophotography by Terry Hancock

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