IC434 NGC2024 Head Hourse and Flame Nebula

IC434 NGC2024 Head Hourse and Flame Nebula

The Flame Nebula, designated as NGC 2024 and Sh2-277, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion. It is about 900 to 1,500 light-years away.

Additional dark gas and dust lies in front of the bright part of the nebula and this is what causes the dark network that appears in the center of the glowing gas. The Flame Nebula is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, a star-forming region that includes the famous HorseHead Nebula.

  • Costellation: Orion
  • AR: 05h 41m 54s – DEC: -01° 51′ 00″
  • Distance: 1350 ly
  • Age: —


Shooting  Details

  • Optics:                      Sky-Watcher ED80 Pro Black-Diamond
  • Mount:                      EQ6 Skywatcher
  • Camera:                    Canon 40D
  • Accessories:             Night Technology NT-66 ED-F, Atik Titan Color for guiding
  • Cooling:                    NA
  • Filters:                      NA
  • Exposure:                14×480″ ISO 800
  • Flat-Dark-Bias:       21-9-0
  • Integration:             1,86 h
  • Date:                         17  November 2012
  • Location:                  Piano dell’Armà, PV – Italy
  • SQM-L:                     21.30
  • Software:                 PHD, PS, DeepSky Stacker
  • Note: