NGC 2023 in Orion

"In the Shadow of the Horsehead no more"

NGC 2023 is an emmission and reflection nebula located in the constellation of Orion, most times seen in images of the Horsehead nebula. We took direct aim at this nebula to try to bring out all of its wonderful detail.

It is 4 light years in diameter making it one of the largest reflection nebulae ever discovered.

Telescope: 16" RCOS, FLI 16803, Planewave 200HR

Location: Cito, Chile

 Mark Hanson, S. Mazlin, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO

Mark Hanson, S. Mazlin, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO

 Steve Mazlin, Mark Hanson, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO

Steve Mazlin, Mark Hanson, W. Keller, R. Parker, T. Tse, P. Proulx, D. Plesko; SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO