M42 GON

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Posted by stepping beyond on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:31 AM

It was supposed to read m43 and the "Running Man" and the letters stand for "Great Orion Nebula", I was viewing treats in the Constellation ORION. I'm getting my nerve up to image this aewsomeness  there so many treats there. I will try using my dob or might have to use a refractor. Which ever it's  going to be a challenge. 

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Monday, February 17, 2014 12:46 PM

Perhaps I misunderstood what you wrote but M43 (De Mairan's Nebula) and NGC 1973/75/77 or Sharpless 279 (the Running Man Nebula) are two different DSOs.

http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/astronomy-picture-of-the-day-111013-running-man-nebula/

http://messier.seds.org/m/m043.html

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Posted by Antitax on Monday, February 17, 2014 10:17 AM

   What does GON mean?

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M42 GON
Posted by stepping beyond on Monday, February 17, 2014 9:07 AM

Totally cool in the eq80 refractor, due to the yard being full of water from the snow. I viewed from the drive with my streetlights and passerby's blinding me at every turn. I had m42 in my ocular and after all this cold and rain the Nebula looked amazing and the Trapezious was very distinctive with only 4 stars that I could make out but, so close to splitting the 2nd from the top with the 3-6mm zoom. The gray gaseous cloud was so cool just as if it was growing with every  stars birth and even got a hint of m43" Running man" but, wasn't able to get much of any formation like with the Z10 just a lil'gray cloud around a brighter core. I hope that's what I was looking at and not a imaginary object.

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