DAVE MASON   ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
FLAME & HORSEHEAD NEBULA

The Flame Nebula, designated as NGC 2024 and Sh2-277, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion. It is about 900 to 1,500 light-years away.
The bright star Alnitak, the easternmost star in the Belt of Orion, shines ultraviolet light into the Flame.
The Flame Nebula is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, a star-forming region that includes the famous Horsehead Nebula to the right.

Technical info:
TS 80mm f6 APO triplet refractor - Canon 40D (mod) - exposure: 4 hours 30 minutes (54x 300sec)

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