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Mesier 42

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About this observation
Observer
Paul Anthony Brierley
Time of observation
14/02/2018 - 21:44
Object
Orion Nebula
Observing location
Whirlpool Observatory SK11
Equipment
Tamron lens (300mm F10)
Canon 1000D (Modified with CLS filter)
G11 (Losmandy)
Exposure
40 minutes shot with 3 minute exposures
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This is a close up of the famous Orion Nebula. It was shot on Tuesday when Cupid shot his arrow, missed his target and busted through the cloud cover. POP!

The Orion Nebula 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.

It is one of the objects that most people turn too when he or she. Has binoculars or a telescope.

 

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