B33 The Horsehead Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha (astronomy winter from+the+sky sky ). Photo by Astronight

B33 The Horsehead Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha

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Thursday February 23, 2012

North Billerica, MA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion.The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most


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