The HorseHead Nebula – New Revision


Rafael Compassi

Presidente Lucena – Brazil

80mm F/5 Triplet APO
36mm Baader filters
L: 39x300s
Ha: 52x300s
RGB: 24x150s

The dark cloud of dust and gas is a region in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex where star formation is taking place. It is located in the constellation of Orion, which is prominent in the winter evening sky in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer evening sky in the Southern Hemisphere. This stellar nursery, as it is known, can contain over 100 known kinds of organic and inorganic gases as well as dust; some of the latter is made up of large and complex organic molecules.