See also: Observation 2.
Object: Emission nebula NGC 2024 Constell: ORI
RA: 05h 42.0m Decl: -01° 50' Epoch: 2000
Mag: Size: 30'x30' Type: E
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 31./1.12-1.1996/7, 23.10
Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 80x Filter:
Field: 37' NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2-3 Seeing: 3-4
Weather: -10 °C, no Moon.
Brightness: 4 Alt: 25°
Description: In a poor field. 'Poor man's Horsehead': Includes a
horsehead-shaped dark cloud. None of the three brighter lobes is
much brighter than the others. The dark lanes are as dark as the
background sky. The W part is bordered by two mag. 9 stars on
the S and N edges. The brightest part is between the stars and
sharply bordered by the dark lanes. The SE part is somewhat
smaller than the W one but the shape is similar.
The N lobe is mottled unlike the two others. The brightest areas
are near the star in the N part and near the sharp dark lane on
the S edge of this part.
Full diameter 12'.