The Horse head Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in bright nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the Orion constellation. The nebula is located just below Alnitak, the star furthest left on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. It 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 is similar to that of a horse's head.

RA 05h 41m 02s, Dec -02d 26m 36s
Pos Angle +343 51', FL 395.1 mm, 3.86"/Pixel

Optics and mount: Takahashi FSQ106ED f/3.6 on Takahashi Em-200
Camera: Artemis 4021. Guided with MiniBorg 60ED and DSI pro II.
Filters: Astrodon Ha 5 nm.
Exposures: Ha 24 x 600 sec.
Software: Maxim DL (Guiding, darks), Photoshop CS2.
Date and Location 11.02.2009 / 59 11 47.83 N. - 10 22 29.33 E


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