'The Flame Nebula'

The Flame Nebula

[Public Domain] 31 Jan 2017 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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It’s funny how using the same gear, from the same location, so much diversity exists in the sky just depending on where I point my telescope. Pictured here, a natural colour close up of the often overlooked Flame Nebula where I’ve intentionally pushed bright Alnitak out of frame. The star still manages to “wash out” some of the Flame’s contrast but it’s still a remarkable area of dark nebula with a twisted, knotty dark core of dust piercing through the gas. 23 x 2m Mono broadband exposures a few nights ago added to hyperstar colour data from last year. Celestron 9.25″ Edge HD / F6.3 FR / QHY9m CCD

As a bonus, here is tonight’s Moon / Venus / Mars conjunction as seen from Broken Head this evening. I had to get my feet wet for this one!

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