Alnitak in the constellation Orion the hunter is surrounded by nebulosity.  The most noteable in this image being NGC 2024, 'The Flame Nebula' and Barnard 33, 'The Horsehead Nebula'.  Also noteworthy, to the left of Alnitak are IC's 431 and 432.  Situated in between the flame and horsehead, is a bright little reflection nebula NGC 2023.

 

ABOUT THE IMAGE

DATE/TIME:  The evening of January 16th, 2015.

CAMERA:  Canon XSI, 450Da

TELESCOPE:  Explore Scientific 80mm, F/6, triplet.

ISO SETTING:  800

EXPOSURES:  30

EXPOSURE LENGTH:  300sec.

TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH:  2.5hrs.

SUBTRACTIONS:  16 dark-frames, 40 flat-frames and 20 bias-frames.

CAPTURE: MaximDL

STACKING/PRE-PROCESSING: Deep Sky Stacker

PROCESSING: Photoshop CS3

 

 

 

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