Horsehead nebula

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the Horsehead Nebula. Discover stunning images and fascinating facts about this iconic celestial object.
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The easy to identify Horsehead and nearby Flame (or Christmas Tree) nebulae are invisible wonders in what many Australians refer-to as the Saucepan, the base of which, is really Orion's Belt. Everything in this picture is invisible to the unaided eye, except for one or two of the brightest stars. Taken with a 4" Takahashi Apo refractor telescope with f3.7 reducer. f.l = 220mm. SBIG 3.2 megapixel cooled ccd camera with Astrodon RB, Ha and OIII filters. Total Exposure Time: 17.3 hours.

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The Horsey | The Horsehead Nebula (aka Barnard 33 in the bri… | Flickr Astronomy, Horsey, Orion, Orion's Belt, Light Year, Shadow, Celestial Bodies, Horsehead Nebula, Nebula

The Horsehead Nebula (aka Barnard 33 in the bright nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the Orion constellation. The nebula is located just south of Alnitak, the star furthest east on Orion's Belt. It is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by obscuring dust, although the lower part of the Horsehead's neck casts a shadow to the left. Streams of gas leaving the nebula are funneled by a strong magnetic field. The nebula is also an active star…

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The constellation of Orion is rich with impressive nebulas. Of the many interesting details that particularly draws the eye is Barnard's Loop, the bright red circular filament arcing down from the middle. The bright orange star on the upper left is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the lower right is Rigel. Other famous nebulas visible include the Witch Head Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the comparatively small Horsehead Nebula. NASA-APOD, Stanislav Volskiy. Earth And Space, Galaxies, Hubble Space Telescope, Orion Nebula, Astronomy, Nebula, Astrophysics, Cosmic, Space And Astronomy

The constellation of Orion is rich with impressive nebulas. Of the many interesting details that particularly draws the eye is Barnard's Loop, the bright red circular filament arcing down from the middle. The bright orange star on the upper left is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the lower right is Rigel. Other famous nebulas visible include the Witch Head Nebula, the Flame Nebula, and the comparatively small Horsehead Nebula. NASA-APOD, Stanislav Volskiy.

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Heather Venneman