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Barnard 33 The Horse Head Nebula

Barnard 33 The Horse Head Nebula

The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 or B33 ) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory. The Horsehead Nebula 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 bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from Earth (source Wikipedia).

Narrow Band Ha composition, total integration 3.3hrs, January 2015. William Optocs FLT132 at F7 - Avalon Linear Fast Reverse - Atik 460EX - Astrodon 5nm NB filters.

Barnard 33B33The Horse Head Nebula