Flame Nebula (NGC2024) in Orion

(RA 5h 41.9m , Dec. -151', 30 x 30 arcmin.)

This emission nebula is located just East of zOrioni (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on November 11, 1998 from Sooke, BC. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Two sets of white exposures (8 x 240 sec. and 4 x 240 sec.) as well as two sets of cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered integrations (3 x 240 sec. each) were combined into separate "tiles" with AIP4WIN. Final mosaic was then assembled with Corel PhotoPaint8 and color was adjusted in Lab color space.

North is up.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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