Horsehead Nebula ⬅︎
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The famous Horsehead Nebula in Orion is much loved by stargazers worldwide. Yes, it really does look like a horse's head! It's part of a nebula that is glowing from the light of a nearby star but the horsehead itself is thick, dark and is only visible because it is being silhouetted. As loved as it is, it can be very difficult to actually see since it is quite dim.

Viewing
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* Locating: find the Belt of Orion. Look just below the left-most star.
* Telescope: a large telescope at a dark site may be needed. Use a special H-Beta filter.
* Astrophotography: 'view' the nebula in color and lots of details.
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