The Flame Nebula (NGC2024) is an emission nebula in constellation Orion. Looking at the image you can imagine where the name is coming from. The bright star right to the “flame” is called Alnitak, a hot blue super giant. At the bottom left is another object – the emission and reflection nebula NGC 2023. This is quite “close” to the Horsehead nebula. The blue spot in the center of the image is a reflex caused by the bright star.
The image is also available in full resolution.
|Location||Böblingen / Germany|
|Object||Flame Nebula (NGC2024)|
|Guiding||yes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG|
|Telescope||8" GSO Newtonian|
|Luminance||8x 400s, bin: 1x1|
|Red||8x 150s, bin: 2x2|
|Green||8x 150s, bin: 2x2|
|Blue||8x 150s, bin: 2x2|