B 33: Horsehead and Flame Nebula

Tecnosky 80 Apo Triplet
ƒ/4.8
Canon 1200D
IDAS NB1
Skywatcher EQ6-R
186 min
Prato, 2019

The Horsehead Nebula (cataloged as B 33) is a dark nebula situated next to the star Alnitak (ζ Ori) in Orion's Belt. It is made up of interstellar dust that, blocking the light emitted from the hot gas visible in the background, generated the silhouette of a horse.
On the left side of the image, is also visible the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024).
B 33 is about 1500 l.y. away from us.