Sunday, October 21, 2012

Knight Moves

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33), a dark nebula in the constellation of Orion. I've found this one to be one of the hardest to spot, needing special filters and a dark sky. I've only been sure of spotting it on one occasion.


Paul Weimer said...

I can't be confident of ever spotting this one "wild".

Fred Kiesche said...

The only way I knew I "had it" was because I matched up stars that are in the same area to the point where I knew "that smudge there" had to be it.