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 created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.