Flame Nebula (NGC2024) and Altnitak
Alnitak is the left hand star in Orion's belt. It is a double (you can only guess that here due to its odd shape). Alnitak has a mass 20 x that of the sun, its companion is 14 x mass of the sun. Alnitak is some 10,000 times brighter than our sun.

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Media ID 20090609213351709  
Date Tuesday, June 09 2009 @ 09:33 PM EDT
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Nice, any exposure info?