|Observation data: J2000.0 epoch|
|Right ascension||05h 41m 54s|
|Declination||+1° 51′ 0.0"|
|Distance||900 - 1,500 ly|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+2|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||30'x30'|
|Absolute magnitude (V)||-|
|Other designations||Sharpless 277|
|See also: Diffuse nebula, Lists of nebulae|
The Flame nebula, also known as NGC 2024, is a nebula in the constellation Orion. It has no well defined edge. It is about 900 to 1,500 light-years away.
The nebula is part of the Orion complex. This is a star-making area that also has the famous Horsehead nebula in it. The bright star Alnitak (ζ Ori), the most eastern star in the Belt of Orion, shines a glow of electrons into the Flame nebula.
Other websites[change | change source]
- NGC 2024 at Astrophotography Archived 2011-01-31 at the Wayback Machine
- The Flame nebula on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images