Flintstone Stargazing

March 7, 2010

IC 434-Horsehead Nebula/NGC 2024-Flame Nebula on 3/6/10

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, NGC, Observation Journal — Tags: , — Ed @ 1:40 am

Here’s a widefield shot of the Horsehead and Flame Nebulas, found just off of Orion’s belt. The bright star in this picture is actually Altinak, one of the stars of the belt. The Horsehead is not visible visually in my scope, although I can just make out something where the Flame Nebula is – Altinak makes it very hard to see anything else since it’s so bright (magnitude 1.7).

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