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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 / Orion Nebula, 





    
        

            Jeff Donaldson
M42 / Orion Nebula

M42 / Orion Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3326x2504

Dates:Nov. 16, 2019Nov. 17, 2019

Frames:Optolong L-eNhance 2": 24x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.70%

Astrometry.net job: 3069618

RA center: 5h 35' 4"

DEC center: -5° 12' 7"

Pixel scale: 1.857 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 230.223 degrees

Field radius: 1.074

Locations: Belt of Orion Observatory, Enfield, NS - Nova Scotia, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Great Nebula in Orion, also known as M42, is one of the most famous nebulae in the sky. The star-forming region's glowing gas clouds and hot young stars are on the right in this sharp and colorful image that includes the bluish reflection nebulae NGC 1977 and friends on the Right. Located at the edge of an otherwise invisible giant molecular cloud complex, these eye-catching nebulas represent only a small fraction of this galactic neighborhood's wealth of interstellar material. Within the well-studied stellar nursery, astronomers have also identified what appear to be numerous infant planetary systems.

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Jeff Donaldson
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ColorMask used on the red channel and also did AutoColor pre-stretch.

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M42 / Orion Nebula, 





    
        

            Jeff Donaldson