Waid Observatory

Object: B33 & NGC 2023
Date: Nov. 21 24 25 26 27, 2014 - Location: Davis Mountains, TX
Telescope: ATRC10 - Camera: Apogee Alta F8300
Exposure: L = 150 min. R = 160 min. G = 160 min. B = 140 min.
Guided using Innovations Foresight On Axix Guider (ONAG)
Image Credit: Preston Starr and Donald Waid

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Horsehead & NGC2023


B33 (Horse Head Nebula) 1

Located very near the eastern most star in the belt of Orion the Hunter, at an approximate distance of 1,500 light-years, is the large emission nebula IC434.  The Horse Head Nebula, designated B33, is a dark cloud of obscuring matter silhouetted against the bright red of IC434.  Another prominent object is the Blue reflection nebula (NGC 2023) which is located below and to the left of the Horse Head.


Copyright Donald P. Waid