Horsehead Nebula – 18th October 2010

Picture Taken 18th October 2010 (Click to Enlarge)

The Horsehead Nebula is one of our favorite nebulae and comes up with some spectacular pictures given the right sky conditions. .

This is a dark nebula which can be found in the Orion Constellation near to Orion’s Belt.The red glow is caused by ionized hydrogen gas while the dark mass making up the horse’s head is mostly the result of thick dust.

Picture Taken 18th October 2010 (Click to Enlarge)

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~ by sydneystargazers on October 18, 2010.

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