Sparkling at the edge of a huge cloud of gas and dust, the Flame Nebula, also known as NGC 2024, is actually the hiding place of a cluster of young, blue, massive stars whose light sets the gas ablaze. The Flame Ne bula (NGC 202) is located in the constellation Orion and is about 900 to 1,500 light years away. The Flame Nebula (NGC 202) is located in the constellation Orion and is about 900 to 1,500 light years away. The Flame Nebula, designated ngc 2024 and Sh2-277, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion.
The Flame Nebula (NGC 202) is located in the constellation Orion and is about 900 to 1,500 light years away. The Flame Nebula, designated NGC 2024 and Sh2-277, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion. It is about 900 to 1,500 light years away.
Is the Flame Nebula visible?
It is interesting that the lower part of the horse’s head casts a shadow to the left. The intense glowing streak of hydrogen gas that the horse’s head crosses is my favourite feature of this deep sky object. When viewing this impressive object in visible light, the core of the nebula is completely hidden behind obscuring dust, but in this VISTA view taken in infrared light, the cluster of very young stars can be seen at the heart of the object. So Pipnina’s answer seems to be that for some reason the brightness given includes the bright star Alnitik, giving a false brightness to the Flame Nebula itself.
To view the Horsehead Nebula visually, you need a telescope with at least 10″ aperture and an h-beta filter, I have read.
How old is the Flame Nebula?
The Flame Nebula, or NGC 2024, is a large star-forming region in the constellation Orion, about 1 400 light years from Earth. The stars of Orion’s belt – Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka – and stars in the vicinity form the Orion OB1b subgroup and have an average age of 8 million years. This VISTA image shows the spectacular star-forming region known as the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024), in the constellation Orion (the Hunter) and its surroundings.
Where is the Flame Nebula located?
This isolates very specific areas of light that originate from the vicinity of the Horsehead Nebula and the Flame Nebula. It is possible that star formation continues to take place in the central regions of the nebula because the clouds of star-forming gas are denser there than in the peripheral regions. The Flame Ne bula (NGC 202) is located in the constellation Orion and is about 900 to 1 500 light-years away. The Flame Nebula, also known as NGC 2024 and Sh2-277, is located in the constellation Orion at a distance of 900 to 1,500 light years and is an emission nebula.
There are few targets I have pointed my camera and telescope at more often than the Horsehead Nebula (the Orion Nebula holds that title).
When was the Flame Nebula discovered?
In the image she used, taken in the visible wavelength range, the Horsehead Nebula stands out as a silhouette against the diffuse glow of nebula IC 434. This thick column of gas and dust was first identified in the 1880s by astronomer Williamina Fleming, when she compiled one of the first astronomical catalogues based on photographic observations. Hubble found four confirmed and four possible proplyds in the nebula, but they are worn away by the intense radiation from nearby stars and so may never have a chance to form planets. All three are “reflection nebulae” and shine brightly even at visible wavelengths because the light from the nearby stars passes through them.