Deep Sky Object in Winter
Close-up of NGC2024

Date & Time: Oct 20 2012, from 25:03 to 25:40 JST(+0900)
4 shots composed with 12 minutes exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & SBIG STV
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC2024 / Diffused Nebula, type 1 E
R.A.05h 41m 54.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-01° 51' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size30'
Real Size11 light yrs.
Magnitude -
Distance1300 light yrs.
Other IDsSh2-277
This is a close-up of NGC2024 just east of zeta Ori. A complicated dark nebula looks like a tree, this gives the nebula a nickname of "The Christmas tree".

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