The Horsehead Nebula, IC434 is a perennial favorite of astroimagers. It is a most challenging object to observe visually even in large apertures, but it easily appears in small telescopes and short exposures through the miracle of a CCD. This is my fourth version of the Horsehead over several years. It also includes the delicate blue of the reflection nebula NGC 2023.
This image is dedicated to my equestrian daughter, Isabel.
Date Imaged :
December 19, 2012
Stardust Observatory, Baguio