'The Flame Nebula'

The Flame Nebula

[Public Domain] 31 Jan 2017 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
41,159 others viewed this post.

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!

 Download Full Resolution (2737x2737) 2942KB


EQUIPMENT DYLAN USED
Here is some of the gear this photo was made with. Click for info

More Astrophotography ...

Mermaid Waters - M8 Detail
Astrophotography
The Trifid Nebula - M20
Astrophotography
A Closer Look at Centaurus A Galaxy
Astrophotography
Deep Exposure - Centaurus A Galaxy
Astrophotography
Free 8k Space Wallpaper - The Great Carina Nebula
Astrophotography
Leo's Triplet (M66) / Sarah's Galaxy
Astrophotography
NGC 3576 - "Statue of Liberty" Nebula
Astrophotography
Omega Centauri in 4k Resolution
Astrophotography
Vela Supernova Remnant (Detail)
Astrophotography
The Tarantula Nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Astrophotography
Rainbow Rosette - Caldwell 50 (Hubble Palette SHO)
Astrophotography
Space Clouds - M42 Orion
Astrophotography
M17 Omega Nebula Widefield in Broadband Colour
Astrophotography
Tesla Model 3 & The Milky Way
Astrophotography
M8 Lagoon Nebula in True Colour - Free 4k Wallpaper
Astrophotography
The Blue Lagoon (Nebula) - 4K Resolution
Astrophotography
The Busiest Part of the Sky - Our Black Hole
Astrophotography
Close up of the Trifid Nebula (M20)
Astrophotography
NGC6188 Fighting Dragons of Ara
Astrophotography
The Sulphur in NGC 3603 and NGC 3576
Astrophotography
λ Centauri Nebula (IC2944 / Caldwell 100)
Astrophotography
Carina Nebula in Hubble Palette (Rasa 8 First Light)
Astrophotography
The Rose or the Skull? NGC 2237
Astrophotography
M42 Orion Nebula + Running Man (Dust and Gas)
Astrophotography
Astrophotography Archives ...