NGC 2024 with Orion's Belt

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Object identification (3.1MB)

Object data of NGC2024

Object type: Emission nebula
Size: 30'
Magnitude: 2.0 mag
Constellation: Ori
Distance: 1,300 Ly
Notes: NGC 2024, the Flame Nebula, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion. It is about 1,300 light-years away. The ultraviolet light of Alnitak, the easternmost star in Orion's Belt, is the cause for the light emission of NGC 2024.

Exposure data

Date: 2016-12-20 + 21 + 29
Location: Steinbach am Ziehberg / Austria (920m)
Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit-80ED (f=400mm)
Camera: EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: WAM 650move
Exposure time: 61x8min
Exposure time total: 8h 08min