The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south] of Orion's Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The most famous of these stars is a small cluster known as the Trapezium. A pair of binoculars will show the basic structure of this nebula, while a small telescope will reveal intricate details within its dusty lanes. Discovered in 1610 by Nicholas-Claude Fabri De Peiresc.
Telescope Celestron C11 with 6.3 focal reducer. Camera Canon 60Da,
Exposures: ISO 400 10 x's 35 seconds - 10 x's 60 seconds
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