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Glorious Horsehead Nebula

This dark cloud is located inside a larger star-forming region … a place where new stars are being born. Tips from the astrophotographer on how you can capture it.

Horsehead Nebula by Trevor Jones of the website AstroBackyard.

Horsehead Nebula by Trevor Jones of the website AstroBackyard.

Trevor Jones of St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook this week (December 12, 2016). It’s a recently captured image of the famous Horsehead Nebula, a beautiful deep-sky object, visible through telescopes … a place where new stars are forming. Trevor wrote at his website AstroBackyard:

Over the past 2 months, the Horsehead Nebula has been the focus of my astrophotography attention. The winter weather has set in, with cold nights and frequent cloud cover. Despite these challenges, I have been able to take photos from my backyard on three separate occasions in November and December.

Trevor has an entire blog post – and the awesome video below – on how you, too, can capture this beauty. Read Trevor’s blog post on the Horsehead Nebula.

Bottom line: Beautiful astrophoto of the Horsehead Nebula. Plus a video – and links to a blog post – on how you can capture it.

Deborah Byrd

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