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Large amounts of ionized Hydrogen gas creates interesting shapes and patterns such as the Horsehead Nebula (middle) and the Flame Nebula (left of picture). This region is approximately 1600 light years away from Earth in the constellation of Orion.

Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through modified Orion Express 80 telescope with William Optics Field Flattener III.

120 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 1x1 Binning.

Five minute sub-frames.