NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula

NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula

NGC 2023 in Orion is a bright reflection nebula and a source of flourescent molecular hydrogen.   It's located very close in the sky to The Horsehead Nebula as seen in the below widefield of the above image.

IC-434 - Horsehead Nebula

The above images are a color composite collected on 28-29 December 2010 with a SXV-H9 monochrome camera through a William Optics FLT110 4.3" f/7 refractor.   A 90-minute luminance exposure was combined with red, green, and blue-filtered exposures of 28, 28, and 20-minutes, respectively.

More information about this object can be found at Wikipedia-NGC 2023.

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