The Blue Horsehead

Don Spencer, taken from Tierra Del Sol, California

The most famous Horsehead in the galaxy may be in Orion, but in Scorpius lies the Blue Horsehead Nebula (IC 4592), a reflection nebula lit up by the star Nu (ν) Scorpii, some 470 light-years away. This image was taken with a 2.4-inch Petzval refractor and a one-shot color camera.