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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1980, M 42, Great Nebula in Orion, NGC 1976, The star ιOri, The star θ2Ori, The star θ1Ori
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The Orion Nebula, M42, 


            Steven Bellavia
The Orion Nebula, M42

The Orion Nebula, M42

Technical card

Resolution: 3200x2560

Dates:Dec. 19, 2019

Frames:Baader Planetarium UHC-S: 120x60" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 22.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.69%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.00

Mean FWHM: 6.00

Temperature: -8.00 job: 3130988

RA center: 5h 34' 58"

DEC center: -5° 29' 27"

Pixel scale: 1.362 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.231 degrees

Field radius: 0.775

Data source: Backyard


The Orion Nebula, M42, NGC 1976, is a diffuse nebula in our own galaxy 1,400 light years away, and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2,000 times that of the Sun.



Steven Bellavia
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The Orion Nebula, M42, 


            Steven Bellavia