Barnard 33, Horsehead Nebula in Hα

2007-12-09, Hα


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Image data

Photographer:Jürgen Stöger
Optics:Intes Micro MN76 (main)
Scopos ED66 (guide)
Mount:Fornax 51
Cameras:Atik 16HR (main)
Starlight SXV-M7 (guide)
Exposure:Hα=60 minutes
Moon:Full moon
Location:Katzelsdorf an der Leitha, Austria
Date:9 December 2007

B33 Object information

RA: 5h40.9m
Dec: -7° 27.5′
Size: 8×6′
Distance: 1500 light years

Barnard 33, also called the Horsehead Nebula, a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory.

B33 location

IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg)

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