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IC5146 - Cocoon
M5 - NGC5904
M8 - Lagoon Nebula
M16 - Eagle Nebula
M20 - Trifid
M27 - Dumbbell
M31 - Andromeda
M33 - Pinwheel
M42 - Orion
M45 - The Pleiades
M51 - Whirlpool
M57 - Ring
M63 - Sunflower
M64 - Black-Eye
M65 - NGC3623
M67 - NGC2682
M98 - NGC4192
M99 - Pinwheel
M100 - NGC4321
M101 - NGC5457
M104 - Sombrero
M105 - NGC3379
M106 - NGC4258
C/2004 Q2 - Machholz
NGC 891
NGC2024 - Flame
NGC2244 - Rosette
NGC6960 - Veil
The Mice - NGC4676







(Credits to Anglo-Australian Observatory)

The Horsehead Nebula Region

The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) is the dark globule near the center of this image. It is obscuring the modestly bright, extended nebula IC 434, which extends south of the bright star Zeta Orionis (one of Orion's belt stars). Note that the Horsehead is just an extrusion of a large dark nebula covering about the left half of our image, and thus extincting the light of the stars from behind so that only the few stars in front of this nebula can be seen: The star density here is apparently much lower than in the right half of the image. The bright small nebula close and left of the Horsehead in our image is the reflection nebula NGC 2023, which must also lie in front of the dark nebula. Left of the bright star Zeta Orionis is the bright and conspicuous emission nebula NGC 2024, which is also a remarkable radio source (Orion B). All these nebulae are part of the large Orion cloud which is centered at the Great Orion Nebula M42 and extends over several hundreds of light years and is about 1,600 light years remote.

(Credits to SEDS - Students for the Exploration and Development of Space)


Observer´s Log

Mixed Deep Sky
Flame Nebula
Sky Database: Common Non-Stellar
RA: 05h 42m 09.7s Dec: -01°50'51"
RA: 05h 41m 54.0s Dec: -01°51'00" (Epoch 2000)
Azm: 242°04'33" Alt: +27°38'22"
Hour angle: 03h 26m 27.5s Air mass: 2.15






Number of Frames: 3

Exposure:  600s ISO 400

Equipment: Takahashi FS-102, f/8, Canon EOS300D camera in prime focus

Date: 05-02-01

Processed with Photoshop CS and Noiseware.





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