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The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula, M42, is located in the Sword of Orion. 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 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth.

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The above images were captured by an Orion 80mm ED Refractor mounted on a SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 GT equatorial, and my Nikon D3100 DSLR. The camera was set at ISO 1600 and mutiple(20+) one minute images of each object are captured and then stacked in DeepSkyStacker and enhanced in GIMP.

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