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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori
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Messier 42 - Orion Nebula, 


            Israel Barbosa de...
Messier 42 - Orion Nebula

Messier 42 - Orion Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 5200x3462

Dates:July 26, 2014

Frames: 6x120"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.18% job: 478447

RA center: 83.802 degrees

DEC center: -5.578 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 74.806 degrees

Field radius: 0.955 degrees

Locations: Pousada dos Anões, Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil


The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way next to Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. Located at a distance of 1,344 light years, it is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The Nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across and has about 2000 times the mass of the Sun. The nebula has revealed much about the process of how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust.

Observation data: J2000 epoch
Subtype Reflection/Emission
Right ascension 05h 35m 17.3s
Declination −05° 23′ 28″
Distance 1,344±20 ly (412 pc)
Radius 12 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.0
Apparent dimensions (V) 65×60 arcmins
Constellation Orion
Designations NGC 1976, M42, LBN 974, Sharpless 281

Source: Wikipedia

This image was captured during the 7th Brazilian Meeting of Astrophotography.

Technical data
ISO 800, total exposure time of 12 min (6 subs), darks and biases applied.



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Messier 42 - Orion Nebula, 


            Israel Barbosa de...