Wednesday, 16 January 2019 16:43

Orion Nebula and Surrounding Area

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The Orion Nebula or M42 is one of the brightest nebulae in the sky, visible as a "fuzzy" star in Orion's sword hanging from the belt. The Trapezium cluster named for the four brightest OB stars form a trapezoid figure ionizes and illuminates the nebula. The nebula contains hundreds of young stars and more than 700 stars associated with the cluster.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Orion
  • Right Ascension: 05h 35m 17.3s
  • Declination: −05° 23′ 28″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 1,350
  • Telescope: Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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