Category IC

Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) and Flame Nebula (NGC 2024)

Horsehead and Flame Nebula in HaRGB

Horsehead and Flame Nebula in HaRGB

It has been cloudy lately where I live but last night I got a break in the action and was treated to a crystal clear night.  I decided to take advantage of the Orion Constellation as it contains a very cool nebula right near the belt.  My target was the Horsehead Nebula (also known as Bernard 33 or IC 434).  In my field of view, my CCD camera also caught the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024).  I took both a color image, which is a composite image of shots taken in Red, Green, Blue, and Hydrogen Alpha (Ha) filters.  I was excited to see the output of my imaging session because this was the first color image I have successfully processed.

Horsehead and Flame Nebula in Ha

Horsehead and Flame Nebula in Ha

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