IC434, B33 -  The Horsehead Nebula

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Constellation: Orion
Type: Dark Nebula
Position: RA05h41m 
Magnitude: 4
Exposure: Composite of two images taken 12/28/02.
2 X 30 min. on Elite Chrome 200.
Processing: Images were aligned in Registar, combined in Photoshop. 
Equipment: Meade 10" LX-50 with Lumicon giant easy guider at f/5.5
Notes: The bright star in the photo is Alnitak, the easternmost star in Orion's belt.
The horsehead is a cloud of obscuring dust that lies in front of the red emission nebula IC434.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2002

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