Located in the Great Orion Molecular Cloud Complex just south to the famous M42 (to the Right of this image), lyes this interesting yet forgotten region of the sky.
NGC 1999 is a dust filled bright nebula with a vast hole of empty space represented by a black patch of sky, as can be seen in center of this photograph.
(Please see next image for a cropped enlarged view ...)
It is a reflection nebula, and shines from the light of the variable star V380 Orionis.(WIKI)
At the Upper Right of the image the Bright Red line is called the Waterfall Nebula (HH 222)
It is considered one of the most mysterious objects in known galaxy (NASA)
Please see explanation here:
Imaged with Boren-Simon 10" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M camera with FW5 filterwheel and BAADER Ha-LRGB filters.
EQ6 PRO mount with PHD guiding
Luminance = 90 minutes (18X5min)
Ha= 60 minutes (12X5min)
RGB = 15 minutes each (BIN 2)
Total of 3 Hrs 15 minutes
Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL