Horsehead Nebula- IC434

IC 434













The Horsehead Nebula (IC434) is located in a the constellation of Orion at the end of Orion’s Belt, near the bright star Alnitak. It is 1300 light years from Earth. The ionized cloud of hydrogen is illuminated from the hot young stars within this stellar nursery allow us to see this dark cloud. The Horsehead gets its name from the part of the cloud shaped like a horses head. This image only covers a portion of the entire nebula.

Explore Scientific ES127ED @f7.5,
Paramount MX+
Atik One ccd
(20) x 300 seconds, 7nm Ha filter.
Photoshop CS5, Carboni’s tools for the false color




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