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The Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion the Hunter.

The Flame Nebula

The Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion the Hunter. It lies near Alnitak (Zeta Orionis), the easternmost star in the Hunter’s Belt, and by far the brightest star in this image. The Flame Nebula lies some 1,400 light-years away. (10-inch Boren-Simon F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph, SBIG ST-8300M CCD camera, LRGB image with exposures of 35, 6, 6, and 6 minutes, respectively)

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