NGC 2024 and its brilliant neighbor Alnitak are the subjects for the December 2009 Astronomy Now issue. While Alnitak can be a bit of a nuisance when observing the Flame Nebula, it also provides an opportunity to sketch a striking example of deep sky contrasts.
|Subject:||NGC 2024 (Flame Nebula) and Alnitak|
|Issue:||December 2009 Astronomy Now|
|Basic Media:||Graphite on artist grade paper.|
|Featured Technique:||Techniques for assessing the form of a diffuse nebula and shading it, with the added challenge of portraying a brilliant star in the same field.|