The Boogeyman Dark Nebula – LDN 1622
This dark nebula shape looks like a mythical boogeyman.
Scientifically its known as Lynds’ Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 appears against a faint background of glowing hydrogen gas only visible in long exposures of the region. It is located about 1500 light years from Earth toward the constellation Orion.

Immediately to the right of the boogeyman’s head is the bright reflection nebula VdB62, and Vdb63 is directly below the dark nebula,
The massive bright yellow/orange Star above the Boogeyman is 56-Orionis, a variable Star and close-double star.

You can also see part of Barnard’s Loop in the upper right corner of the frame in this image.

RASA 8 inch F2.2 Scope, ZWO 294MC Cooled Cmos Camera, AM5 Mount, L-Quad Filter, ASI Air Plus, via WiFi to I-Pad, 7 x 300 sec. subs, 35 minutes total on 02-04-2024. Captured from my observatories at JBSPO in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Best Regards,
John Chumack