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The star ζ Orionis (Alnitak) is the leftmost star on the constellation Orion's belt. It is a triple star system hosted by a blue supergiant. Next to it bursts the Flame Nebula, an emission nebular supercharged by ultraviolet rays emanating from Alnitak. Often grouped with the more iconic Horsehead Nebula (IC434), the Flame stands well on its own.

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Telescope:   Stellina
Length:   400mm
Aperture:   80mm
F-stop:   f/5.0
Sessions:   2
Captured:   2021-09-09 to 2021-10-08
Lights:   211
Exposure:   10
Total exposure:   35 m
Ra:   5h 41m 39.8s
Dec:   -1° 49' 11.152
Size:   53.165 x 37.751 arcmin
Radius:   0.543 deg
Scale:   0.515 arcsec/pixel