NGC 2024 - Flame Nebula
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Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Bright Nebula Orion 05h40.7 -2°27' 30' x 30' 2 1 to 1.5 Kly

The Flame Nebula is part of the nebulosity complex on the Orion belt. It is close to the Horsehead nebula, so widefield images can be found displaying them together.
The very bright star is Alnitak (zeta Orionis) with a mag of 1.77 and a distance of 1108 light years. When looking with naked eyes, this is the leftmost of the 3 stars from the Orion belt.

 

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Nov 6, 2003 Centurion
18"
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, DDP full size image sampling: 1.4"/pixel