The Flame NebulaDescription and EXIF
Photographer: Scott MacNeill
The Flame Nebula
I captured this shot of NGC 2024 - The Flame Nebula on December 4, 2016. Found just to the side of Alnitak, the left most star in Orion's belt, the Flame contains molecular hydrogen gas that is being ionized by intense ultraviolet light from Alnitak. The Nebula contains a cluster of young stars and resides at 1,350 light years distant. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
Camera: Canon 60D MagicLantern
Exposure: 120 seconds x 45 subs
This is a median composite of 45 shots