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NGC 2024 Flame nebula-Orion
« on: November 18, 2016, 12:15:11 AM »
The bright star Alnitak (ζ Ori), the easternmost star in the Belt of Orion, shines energetic ultraviolet light into the Flame and this knocks electrons away from the great clouds of hydrogen gas that reside there. Much of the glow results when the electrons and ionized hydrogen recombine. Additional dark gas and dust lies in front of the bright part of the nebula and this is what causes the dark network that appears in the center of the glowing gas. (Wikipedia)

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Re: NGC 2024 Flame nebula-Orion
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 10:46:52 AM »
Interesting as always, elpajare  :)