The Flame Nebula
Emission and reflection nebulosities in Orion
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home built Newtonian
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO1600
Exposure: 21x5m = 115m
Filters: Hutech type 1 pass
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 40F
Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Maxim DSLR
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combination of dust, and emission nebulosity yields a distinct
orange flame like coloration to this deep sky object. The base
nebula lies underneath many dark lanes of dust and gas, and is
illuminated by the brilliant naked eye star Zeta Orionis to the
lower left, which is the left most belt star of Orion.
This nebula, known
as NGC2024 is over half a degree in size and is part of the giant
Orion complex of molecular clouds.