Alnitak Shines Near Flame and Horsehead

Location of photo
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo
February, 2015
Personal remote-control 10" f/5 Newtonian, Canon 5D Mark III (modified), Paramount MX
Two fascinating and iconic nebulae are close to the "left" star in Orion's belt. The flame (NGC 2024 and Sh2-277) glows from the light of nearby Alnitak. The horsehead (Barnard 33) is a fortunately-shaped cloud of dust that obscures the red hydrogen gas behind.
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