The Orion Nebula - in Orion constellation
Equipment :
SkyWatcher EQ-6R Pro GoTo
Skywatcher Equinox 120/900 with 0,85x Flattener
Guiding telescope:
Skywatcher ED50 APO
Guiding Camera:
ZWO ASI290 MM Mini
Image Details
41 the01 Ori, 42 c Ori, 43 the02 Ori, 44 iot Ori, 45 Ori, De Mairan's nebula, Great Orion Nebula, Hatysa, Lower Sword, M 42, M 43, M43, Mairan's Nebula, NGC 1973, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1982, NGC1973, NGC1977, Orion Nebula, Sh2-279, Sh2-281, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri, the Running Man Nebula
Exp. data :
21 x 180s, 9 x 300s, 5 x 600s
Image capture date  :
Observing Site
Nagybörzsöny - Hungary
E18°49'29" ; N47°55'57"
Short Description
(from wikipedia - the free encyclopedia)
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 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.[7] The Orion Nebula is one of the most scrutinized and photographed objects in the night sky, and is among the most intensely studied celestial features.[8] The nebula has revealed much about the process of how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust. Astronomers have directly observed protoplanetary disks, brown dwarfs, intense and turbulent motions of the gas, and the photo-ionizing effects of massive nearby stars in the nebula.