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
ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro + IDAS LPS P2 filter

Exposure: 37x 240 sec
Total integration: ~2hrs 28min

Post Processing: Astro Pixel Processor – Photoshop CS5