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Orion Nebula


Orion Nebula

Equipment Details:
Edge hd 8 and Sony mirrorless camera, ISO 800, exposure 30 sec.
Post-processing Details:
Adjusted exposure and brightness in GIMP.
Image Details:
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. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. The closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across.
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. 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.






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