IC 434 & B33 The Horsehead Nebula Region on 09-16-2023. Put it up full screen to see the details in the nebula clouds. Reminds me of Aurora curtains coming off the dusty mountain beside the horsehead.
The Horsehead nebula is one of the most Identifiable objects in the sky photographically,
but being so faint it is visually challenging for the human eye to see through a telescope, unless under truly dark skies.
IC 434 & B33 (Barnard 33) the dark horsehead is part of a larger molecular cloud region in Orion. This massive star formation region is about 1,500 light years from Earth.
Captured with my RASA 8 inch F2.2 Telescope, AM5 Harmonic Drive Mount, ZWO 294MC Cooled Cmos Camera, ASI Air Plus via Ethernet to I-Pad,
Starizona NBZ UHS Filter, 12 x 300 sec. subs, 60 minute total exposure integration time.
Captured at my observatories at JBSPO in Yellow Springs, Ohio on 09-16-2023. One of the clearest and transparent nights we had in over a year.