The Horsehead (B33) and Flame (NGC 2024) nebulae

Posted by Miroslav
on Friday, December 9, 2016

The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from Earth.

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Optics: SW ED80/FF x0.85 Camera: Qhy8 color Mount and guidng: NEQ6 Pro, SW 9x50 finderguider Guding camera: Qhy5 IIc Exposure: 11x900s Software: PHD2, Nebulosity, Pixinsight 1.8, PS CS6

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