NGC 2024 The Flame nebula & Star Zeta Orionis ( Alnitak ) In The Constellation Orion
Potographed from the southern hemisphere with Tak Sky 90
CCD System: SBIG ST-2000XMC 2, Exposure Time: 10 Minutes
Ken Pinkela Monday, 29 Sep 2008
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"The Flame Nebula, also known as NGC 2024, is a stellar nursery located about 1,500 light years from our solar system. The nebula is a region of star formation that is in the process of forming a star cluster. The Flame Nebula is visible through small telescopes. It is located in the constellation of Orion near the star known as Alnitak, the easternmost star of Orion's Belt."
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Credit & Copyright: Caltech Astronomy Image by David Thompson of the California Institute of Technology