M42 | Juan Pizarro

Photographer
Juan Pizarro
Email
berchan@yahoo.com
Location of photo
Puerto Rico
Date/Time of photo
9/28/2013
Equipment
William Optics GTF81 Orion Starshoot Deep Image Pro V2
Description
The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated 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 2000 times the mass of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula.
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