Flame Nebula (NGC2024), Alnitak and NGC 2023

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.

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LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectFlame Nebula (NGC2024)
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
Luminance8x 400s, bin: 1x1
Red8x 150s, bin: 2x2
Green8x 150s, bin: 2x2
Blue8x 150s, bin: 2x2
Total exposure~1h53m
Last updated: June 19, 2022 at 22:23 pm

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