Astronomy Friday — Horsehead Nebula
Here is an image of the iconic Horsehead nebula in the constellation Orion. When I first got interested in astronomy over 60 years ago, capturing an image of the Horsehead was a dream, or actually more like a pipe dream, requiring thousands of dollars in equipment and lots of patience. Today, largely due to the advancement of digital CCD and CMOS cameras, I could capture this image with basic equipment that cost a few hundred dollars. However, the Horsehead is still an incredibly difficult object to see visually, especially with today’s light pollution.