Checkmate

Horsehead Nebula by Ken Crawford

Is there any place in the night sky which stimulates our imaginations more than the famous Horsehead? This area of dark dust painted over the smokey veil of emission nebula is one of the most often photographed and visually sought-after regions in Orion. How many of us have used (or bought) a special filter just to see it with your own eyes? Then behold it once again in all of its glory – and all of its mysteries… (…) Read the rest of Checkmate… Capturing the “Steed of Dust” (420 words)

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