A small but striking reflection nebula just 1 degree north of the middle star of Orion's belt. This is a 5.5 hour exposure in higher than normal humidity after heavy rains here. This image was taken on December 16, 17 and 19.  The imaging session was guided by CCDAutopilot 4. Click on the picture for an even larger view.

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