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Is the Flame nebula easier to see than the Orion nebula?

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In orders of difficulty I'd rate M42 easy (naked-eye fuzz), Flame (N2024) difficult whilst B33 Horsehead extremely difficult under perfectly clear/dark skies. I never seen the HH but its easy to snap (just) in 5sec exposure with my super speed Lodestar here in London :-)

Edited by nytecam

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From my back garden, I get the brighter lobe of the Flame. From a darker sky site I get three elements ( a bit like Olly's picture). It still doesn't jump out at me.


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Bish, transparency is key. Have a few nebulae to check. Sometimes those clear dark nights are not as transparent as they seem and vice versa.



This is frustratingly true. I managed a trip to a dark site (doesn't happen too often!). No real cloud, stars shining brightly - but DSO's like the flame were wiped out by the moisture.

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show off ;)

After Olly and Tom's recent 400hr Orion image, that flame nebula is anything but showing off. In fact I am rather upset with it.

Olly go sit on the naughty step for 10 and think about what you have done.

Just kidding. The Flame nebula is in Orion,right?. I dont know why but every time i read the name i think of the flaming star nebula which is in Auriga. The flaming star in Auriga is pretty easy with OIII filter.

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