NGC 2024 - The Flame Nebula
Emission Nebula in Orion
RA: 5h 41m 38s; Dec: -1° 44′ 18″; Dist: ~1350 ly
Flame Nebula
Imaging Instrument 5 Inch Refractor at Prime Focus
Focal Length 1040 mm
Focal Ratio 8.1
Imaging Camera QSI 683ws-g
Guiding Instrument OAG via QSI IGP
Guiding Camera Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Image Capture Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding PHD v2
Image Processing PixInsight
NGC2024 is a very colorful emission nebula and, with this much data, is easy to
to bring out a lot of color and detail. Alnitak, the eastern-most Orion belt star,
is blown out and casts significant artifacts. I think it actually reflected off of
the CCD, to the filters, and back to the CCD--note the rectangular blue area around
it. Others have tamed Alnitak; I will eventually learn how! Meanwhile, I think it
looks kind of cool.
Total Image Frames 321
Total Image Time 25 hours 57 minutes
Filter Frames Exposure Elapsed Time Start Date End Date
Lum 140 180 sec 7h 03-Dec-2015 27-Feb-2016
Red 53 180 sec 2h 39m 03-Dec-2015 05-Mar-2016
Green 53 180 sec 2h 39m 03-Dec-2015 05-Mar-2016
Blue 53 180 sec 2h 39m 05-Dec-2015 05-Mar-2016
22 1800 sec 11h 16-Jan-2016 13-Feb_2016
Imaging Locations Ft McKavett TX
General Nathan Twining Observatory NM
Tijeras NM
Other Image Sizes
LRGBHa Full Resolution Image (6400x4800)
LRGBHa Big Image (2400x1800)
LRGBHa Large Image (1200x900)
LRGBHa Medium Image (800x600)
LRGBHa Small Image (700x525)

Channel Images These are the individual color channels used to create the LRGBHa image. Note the differences between the Red, Green, and Blue channels and the extreme detail that shows in the 11 hours of Hα data.
Hydrogen Alpha