Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Flame Nebula  ·  IC 431  ·  IC 432  ·  IC 434  ·  IC 435  ·  NGC 2023  ·  NGC 2024  ·  Orion B  ·  The star Alnitak (ζOri)  ·  The star σOri
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Alnitak, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4048889

RA center: 5h 41' 5"

DEC center: -2° 29' 31"

Pixel scale: 2.765 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.289 degrees

Field radius: 1.714 degrees


Resolution: 3799x2345

Description

B33, IC 434, and NGC 2024 in Orion is a spectacular region of sky just off the left belt star of Orion. Called Alnitak, it's the bright star just above the beautiful Flame Nebula. At center is the incredible Horsehead, an absorption nebula designated Barnard 33. The red emission nebula forming the backdrop is IC 434. Despite being a frequently photographed area, it never ceases to impress. Thanks to Cherry Mountain Observatory's David Plesko for this gorgeous data. The photograph was published by Astronomy magazine's online newsletter and served as a cover shot for both Astrophoto Insight magazine and the MWAIC 2009 program. A large format print was featured in the traveling 'Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography' exhibition.

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Alnitak, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller