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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star 42Ori
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M42 Great Orion Nebula, 


            Thomas V. Davis
M42 Great Orion Nebula

M42 Great Orion Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4200x4229

Integration: 0.0 hours job: 2095871

RA center: 83.828 degrees

DEC center: -5.383 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.116 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 6.510 degrees

Field radius: 1.752 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory


M42 Great Orion Nebula, NGC1977, NGC1980-1, vdB42, vdB44; Orion
Astro-Physics 155 EDF (155TCC) f/5.4 refractor
KAF-16803 FLI Proline
Total Exposure Time: 8 hours; LRGB 190:100:70:120 minutes unbinned
December 2009-January 2010; RDO, Moorook, AU

Comments: This great star forming region of the Milky Way Galaxy is readily visible with the unaided eye if the night sky is reasonably dark. It appears as the middle fuzzy "star" in Orion's sword (which "hangs" from his belt). Unlike most deep sky objects, the Great Orion Nebula is very impressive when seen through a small or modest aperture telescope. It is also visible through binoculars. Numerous other objects are within this image; they are too numerous to list here!



Thomas V. Davis
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M42 Great Orion Nebula, 


            Thomas V. Davis