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Usually, the thick dust obscures the baby stars forming inside the Horsehead's distinctive pillar, but Hubble's infrared imaging allows the hot stars cocooned inside to be seen. Also, the nebula's outermost 'edge' appears to glow as it is illuminated by a nearby hot star.
This video zooms into part of the sky in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), showing the new infrared Hubble observations of the Horsehead Nebula (otherwise known as Barnard 33). The video ends on a 3D fly-through of the nebula.
Originally posted by Tuttle
reply to post by Aleister
One a clear night with a good pair of binoculars it looks like a dullish green blob, still though something different none the less to look at.
If you really want, a good 500 dollar telescope will let you see it, looks like a large winged ethereal cloud, pretty smart.