Horsehead and Flame nebula

Horsehead and Flame nebula, by Miroslav Horvat.

Horsehead and Flame Nebula by Miroslav Horvat, Petrova Gora, Croatia. Equipment: SW ED80/FF x0.85, Qhy8 color, NEQ6 Pro, SW 9x50 finderguider, Qhy5 IIc.

Miroslav Horvat

Petrova gora

Optics: SW ED80/FF x0.85
Camera: Qhy8 color
Mount and guidng: NEQ6 Pro, SW 9×50 finderguider
Guding camera: Qhy5 IIc
Exposure: 11x900s
Software: PHD2, Nebulosity, Pixinsight 1.8, PS CS6

The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion’s Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. he Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse’s head when viewed from Earth.