PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
Location of photoHendersonville, TN
Date/Time of photoJanuary 4, 5, 10 & 13, 2010
EquipmentOrion 80ED at f/7.5; Astro Tech AT2FF zero-power field flattener; Canon Digital Rebel T1i, Hap Griffin Baader modified; Hutech IDAS LPS-V2-FF EOS Clip (RGB); Astronomik 6nm H-Alpha EOS Clip (Ha)
DescriptionProbably the most famous and easily recognized deep-space object, Barnard 33, a dark nebula commonly known as The Horsehead, is situated in the middle of the constellation Orion. It gracefully stands out in front of emission nebula IC 434. Also visible in this image, is Alnitak, the very bright left-most star in Orion's belt. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, NGC 2024, an emission nebula energized by Alnitak. To the left of The Flame is reflection nebula IC432. Above IC432 is reflection nebula IC431. To the right of the Flame, is reflection nebula, NGC 2023. The reflection nebula below NGC 2023 is IC435.