IC 434: John Bozeman
John Bozeman’s IC 434 The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. This stunning object is found south of the star Alnitak east on Orion's Belt. It is part of the larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The Horsehead Nebula is some 1,500 light years from our Earth.
The Orion Nebula containing the Horsehead is a star nursery. The darkness of the massive nebula is caused by the blocking of starlight light behind it. 16x20, HD metal, floating frame; 16x20, HD metal, floating frame;