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IC434 HorseHead

Horse Head Nebula

Notice how few stars are in front of the dark cloud. The bright emission nebula is IC434. The horse head nebula is Barnard 33 (B33). The reflection nebula NGC 2023 is just off the picture to the lower left.

 Date22nd January 2007
 Exposure35x120s 2xBinning
 CCD CameraST2000
 Telescope250mm F4.8 Newtonian Reflector with MPCC coma corrector
 MountLosmandy G11 Gemini
 SoftwareCCDSoft, IRIS
 Copyright John Murphy