IC434 - The Horsehead Nebula

Credits: Keith Turnecliff, Long Itchington

The Horsehead Nebula is a small dark nebula in the constellation of Orion.
Bright spots in the Horsehead Nebula's base are young stars just in the process of forming.

Facts about IC434 by Keith Turnecliff

Only 10% of astronomers have seen the Horsehead Nebula.

This star chart for represents the view from Long Itchington in late January at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.