M42

M42, NGC 1976, Orion Nebula

Name: M42
Alternate Names: NGC 1976, Orion Nebula
Constellation: Orion
Distance: 1,300 Light Years
Magnitude: 4
Size: 65 x 60 Arc Minutes
Type: Emission Nebula
Discovered: Nicolas Peiresc November 24, 1610
Fun Facts: The Orion Nebula is one of the closest star forming nebula. Astronomers have directly observed star and protoplanetary formation in this region.

Telescope: Televue NP101
Camera: SBIG 8300C
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Exposure: 57×300 Seconds

Full size is 3272 × 2448 pixels

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