Flame Nebula

NGC 2024 is a dusty nebula located next to the star Zeta Orionis called Alnitak and near the Horsehead Nebula.

817 light years away in Orion. Backyard image with ST8E equipped 10" LX200

For a wide angle image of the region click on  Flame Nebula Region

 or see  APOD Flame Nebula