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B033 (Horsehead Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Orion

Altitude: -15.5°   Azimuth: 286.1°   Direction: West-North-West

B033 is a Dark Nebula in the Orion constellation. B033 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

B033
Dark Nebula
Orion

B033 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.5°
Azimuth: 286.1°
Direction: West-North-West

See also B033 rise and set times.

Available Resources for B033 (Horsehead Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Orion

Apparent size of B033

The following table reports B033 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of B033 is a visual representation of it.
6 arcmin
4 arcmin
90°

Digitized Sky Survey image of B033

The image below is a photograph of B033 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of B033 (Horsehead Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Orion star
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DSS2 image of B033 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6 arcmin) and minor (4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of B033

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of B033 are provided in the following table:

05h 40m 59s
-02° 27’ 29”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of B033 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart B033 (Horsehead Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for B033 (Horsehead Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Orion.

Finder chart B033 (Horsehead Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for B033 (Horsehead Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Orion.

Rise ans set times of B033 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's B033 (Horsehead Nebula) - Dark Nebula in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.5°
Max altitude: 36.1°
Azimuth: 267.5°