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The Great Orion Nebula .jpg

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The Orion Nebula 
(also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion.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 M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2,000 times that of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula.(Wikipedia)

Reflection/Emission
Right ascension 05h 35m 17.3s
Declination −05° 23′ 28″
Distance1,344±20 ly   (412 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V)+4.0
Apparent dimensions (V)65×60 arcmins

DAY: Saturday    DATE: 23/2/19   TIME: 21:00
SCOPE: Dob 10px Sky-Watcher F.L.1200/f4.7
EYEPIECE: 24mm Explore Scientific F.O.V. 68°
LOCATION:Mammari

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