Constellation: Orion
Right Ascension: 05h 35m 17.3s
Declination: −05° 23′ 28″
Distance: 1,300 ly
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Messier 42, The Orion Nebula is one of the most iconic deep sky objects and one of the brightest nebula, it can be seen as a fuzzy star in the sword of Orion figure. Illuminated by a central cluster of stars, the four primary ones are referred to as the Trapezium, for their shape of a trapezoid. As a stellar nursery it is in the process of forming new stars as pockets of the nebula collapse under gravity.

Telescope: EDT 80mm Reftactor
Camera: ZWO A071 Color