NGC2024 - The Flame Nebula in Orion


Found right beside Alnitak, the left most star in Orion's Belt

The Flame Nebula in Orion - NGC2024
ST-10XME and CFW8a, Astrodon 6nm H-Alpha filter
AP155EDF Triplet Refractor w Robofocus
5 x 15 min self-guided on an AP900GTO mount
Acquired, Flats and Darks subtracted in CCDSoft5
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels in PS CS2
Minor sharpening via USM Filter CS2
Noise Reduction via Reduce Noise in PS CS2 on the background only

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Click HERE to see my earlier shot with my Tak FSQ.

Flesherton, Ontario
Oct 22nd 2007