M42 Nebula

Photographer
pithagoras
Email
g-xfrantzis@hotmail.com
Location of photo
Chalkidiki
Date/Time of photo
November 2015
Equipment
OTA : Vixen ed100sf (Ha for the core) ,Tair Sniper 300mm f4 (Ha & LRGB) ,Stellarvue SV80ST2 (RGB with Canon600d Mod) - Mount : Neq6 Pro - Guiding : Asi 120 mc / TS 50mm FinderScope - Filters : Baader Ha 7nm - Camera : Canon 600d/mod Atik 460 ex & Atik 460exc
Description
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.[b] 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[3][6] 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.[7]