is rich with colorful nebulae, and many are far from the most
photographed area between M42 and the Horsehead. This region is at the
right of the Orion's head, and 2° north of Bellatrix. The colorful
nebula at left is VdB 38 (also named/part of Sh2-263 and LBN866). At
right lies the large Sh2-265,
composed of parts of dust (yellow/orange) and emission nebula in
H-alpha (deep red). A much better view of Sh2-265 would be obtained
imaging with a H-alpha filter, and I hope to have the opportunity to add
this in the future.
In the higher resolution version also many galaxies are visible, e.g. at
the top-left (UGC 3293 and PGC 900006) or at righ (behind the nebula,
Unfortunately I acquired only a single night of data, for a total of
less than 4 hours exposure. This object would have required a much
longer exposure, and so my result is quite noisy.