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The Horsehead Nebula aka Barnard 33 is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion, just below the left belt star. A nearby bright star Sigma Orionis, is ionizing the hydrogen gas causing the red glow and making the thick dust cloud in front appear like a dark horses head. The Flame Nebula to the left is part of this Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.

Image Data : Total exp.= 2.3 hours.
L:R:G:B:Ha:OIII:SII = 19:19:17:17:23:23:20 mins.
Location: Sunglow Ranch, AZ
Equipment: Ceravolo 300 Astrograph at f/4.9,
Mount: Astrophysics 900
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon filters
Software used: MaxIm DL, Registar, PS CS2
Image Aquisition: Peter
Image Processing: Debra

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