NGC2024 - The flame Nebula and the horsehead nebula

Credits: Jamie Bell, Evesham

NGC2024 is the Flame Nebula is an emission nebula which is excited by its nearest star Alnitak, which is the leftmost star in Orion's belt.

Facts about NGC2024 by Keith Turnecliff

The proximity to Alnitak makes the nebula difficult to detect.

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