The Orion Nebula is one of the most famous deep-sky objects in astronomy and, at just 1,500 lightyears away, is the closest major star-forming region to Earth.

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The Orion Nebula is well-known among astronomers and astrophotographers for its distinctive shape, but you don't necessarily need a telescope to observe it.

Under good conditions it is possible to see the Orion Nebula in the night sky with the naked eye.

The Orion Nebula William Brown, Coarsegold, California, US, 4 February 2019 Equipment: Nikon D7500 DSLR camera, Explore Scientific ED80 triplet apo refractor.
The Orion Nebula by William Brown, Coarsegold, California, US, 4 February 2019. Equipment: Nikon D7500 DSLR camera, Explore Scientific ED80 triplet apo refractor.

The nebula can be seen in the Orion constellation, forming part of Orion's sword just south of the hunter's belt.

Like the constellation itself, the Orion Nebula is best seen in the winter skies.

To find the Orion Nebula, locate the Orion constellation, then find the three stars in a row that make up its belt: Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. Look just below Orion's belt and you'll see a fuzzy patch. This is the Orion Nebula.

See if you can get a closer look through binoculars or a small refractor telescope.

For more help, read our guide on the best targets to observe in the Orion constellation or read US astronomer Scott Levine's piece on Thanksgiving astronomy.

M42 The Orion Nebula Steve Komarek, Carlton, Nottingham, 11 and 22 November 2020. Equipment: Atik 490EX camera, Sky-Watcher Quattro-8CF Newtonian, Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro mount
M42 The Orion Nebula by Steve Komarek, Carlton, Nottingham, 11 and 22 November 2020. Equipment: Atik 490EX camera, Sky-Watcher Quattro-8CF Newtonian, Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro mount

What is the Orion Nebula?

The Orion Nebula is a gigantic cosmic cloud of dust and gas where numerous new stars are being formed.

Four prominent stars can be seen within the nebula, forming an asterism that's known as the Trapezium Cluster because the stars appear arranged in a trapezoid shape.

These powerful stars are unleashing streams of ultraviolet radiation that is sculpting a cavity in the nebula, destroying the gas and dust necessary for new stars to be born.

The Trapezium Cluster as seen in an infrared image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: K.L. Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.); and G. Schneider, E. Young, G. Rieke, A. Cotera, H. Chen, M. Rieke, R. Thompson (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.) and NASA/ESA
The Trapezium Cluster as seen in an infrared image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: K.L. Luhman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.); and G. Schneider, E. Young, G. Rieke, A. Cotera, H. Chen, M. Rieke, R. Thompson (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.) and NASA/ESA

Below is a gallery of images of the Orion Nebula captured by astrophotographers and BBC Sky at Night Magazine readers from around the world.

For advice on photographing the nebula yourself, read our guide to deep-sky astrophotography or our tutorial on how to photograph the Orion Nebula.

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Pictures of the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula Alberto Ibañez, Castillo de Villamelefa, Barcelona, Spain, 27–30 December 2018, 2–10 January 2019 Equipment: QHYCCD 163M camera, Borg 101ED f/4 refractor, Sky-Watcher HEQ5 with Rowan upgrade mount
The Orion Nebula Alberto Ibañez, Castillo de Villamelefa, Barcelona, Spain, 27–30 December 2018, 2–10 January 2019 Equipment: QHYCCD 163M camera, Borg 101ED f/4 refractor, Sky-Watcher HEQ5 with Rowan upgrade mount
Orion and Running Man Nebulae by Brendan Alexander, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Equipment: Celestron CG5-GT (unguided), Self-modified Canon 1000D, Celestron Omni XLT 150, Astronomik cls clip LP filter.
Orion and Running Man Nebulae by Brendan Alexander, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Equipment: Celestron CG5-GT (unguided), Self-modified Canon 1000D, Celestron Omni XLT 150, Astronomik cls clip LP filter.
M42 by Andrew Jensen, Stowmarket, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: 120mm Skywatcher ED Refractor, Atik 314l CCD.
M42 by Andrew Jensen, Stowmarket, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: 120mm Skywatcher ED Refractor, Atik 314l CCD.
Orion Nebula November by Mark Casto, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: Canon 350D, Skywatcher 200p, EQ5mount.
Orion Nebula November by Mark Casto, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: Canon 350D, Skywatcher 200p, EQ5mount.
M42 by Martin Reeve, Yeovil, Somerset, UK. Equipment: Celestron CPC800 XLT, home made wedge, moded Canon 350D DSLR
M42 by Martin Reeve, Yeovil, Somerset, UK. Equipment: Celestron CPC800 XLT, home made wedge, moded Canon 350D DSLR
Orion Widefield by Doug German, Reading, Berkshire, UK. Equipment: Nikon D70 modded, 55-200 Nikkor zoom lens, EQ5 mount unguided, Baader Neodymium filter.
Orion Widefield by Doug German, Reading, Berkshire, UK. Equipment: Nikon D70 modded, 55-200 Nikkor zoom lens, EQ5 mount unguided, Baader Neodymium filter.
Orion Nebula by Steve Riggs, Christchurch, Dorset, UK. Equipment: Cannon EOS 450d, Sigma 300mm, Celestron 8
Orion Nebula by Steve Riggs, Christchurch, Dorset, UK. Equipment: Cannon EOS 450d, Sigma 300mm, Celestron 8" Newtonian, NEQ6 Pro Synsan Mount (unguided).
Orion Nebula (M42) by Darren Olley, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Explorer 200p, Sony A580
Orion Nebula (M42) by Darren Olley, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Explorer 200p, Sony A580
M42 by Steven McConnach, Thurso, UK. Equipment: Celestron Advanced C8 XLT, Canon 500d
M42 by Steven McConnach, Thurso, UK. Equipment: Celestron Advanced C8 XLT, Canon 500d
Orion Nebula by Lee Housden, Essex, UK. Equipment: Celestron CPC 8", EQ Wedge , Skywatcher Apo Refractor, QHY5 Guide CCD, Canon 450D modded, Clip Filter.
Orion Nebula by Lee Housden, Essex, UK. Equipment: Celestron CPC 8", EQ Wedge , Skywatcher Apo Refractor, QHY5 Guide CCD, Canon 450D modded, Clip Filter.
M42, M43 & The Running Man by Tom Howard, Crawley, Sussex, UK. Equipment: Meade 5000 127mm APO refractor, EQ6, Nikon D7000.
M42, M43 & The Running Man by Tom Howard, Crawley, Sussex, UK. Equipment: Meade 5000 127mm APO refractor, EQ6, Nikon D7000.
Orion Nebula by Mark Casto, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: Sky Watcher 200p, EQ5 unguided, Canon 350D.
Orion Nebula by Mark Casto, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: Sky Watcher 200p, EQ5 unguided, Canon 350D.
M42 by Andy Jensen, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 120mm ED Refractor, Canon 600d Modded, NEQ5 Mount
M42 by Andy Jensen, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 120mm ED Refractor, Canon 600d Modded, NEQ5 Mount
M42 Orion Nebula by Scott Hairs, Surrey, UK. Equipment: Canon 1100D - internal filter removed, Meade 5000 80mm Apo, Celestron CGEM, 9x50/QHY5 Guide Scope/CCD.
M42 Orion Nebula by Scott Hairs, Surrey, UK. Equipment: Canon 1100D - internal filter removed, Meade 5000 80mm Apo, Celestron CGEM, 9x50/QHY5 Guide Scope/CCD.
M42 by Scott H, Surrey, UK. Equipment: Meade 5000 80mm Apo, Canon 1100D Astro modified, 9x50/QHY5 Finder guide combo, Celestron CGEM
M42 by Scott H, Surrey, UK. Equipment: Meade 5000 80mm Apo, Canon 1100D Astro modified, 9x50/QHY5 Finder guide combo, Celestron CGEM
Orion Nebula M42 by Gordon Speirs, Longton, Preston, Lancs, UK. Equipment: Nikon D300, Sigma 300mm, Celestron SE Goto mount.
Orion Nebula M42 by Gordon Speirs, Longton, Preston, Lancs, UK. Equipment: Nikon D300, Sigma 300mm, Celestron SE Goto mount.
M42 - The Gem in Orion by Doug German, Reading, Berkshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 200p, EQ5 mount (unguided), Nikon D70.
M42 - The Gem in Orion by Doug German, Reading, Berkshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 200p, EQ5 mount (unguided), Nikon D70.
Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Equinox 80mm refractor, NEQ6 pro mount, modified Canon Eos 1100d.
Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Equinox 80mm refractor, NEQ6 pro mount, modified Canon Eos 1100d.
Orion Nebula & Running Man Nebula by Jeff Burgess, Musselburgh, UK. Equipment: Celestron ED80, astro modified Canon 1000D, x0.8 reducer/flattener, Astronomik CLS EOS clip filter, William Optics ZS66 guidescope, Meade DSI pro II mono guide CCD, EQMOD controlled NEQ6 pro.
Orion Nebula & Running Man Nebula by Jeff Burgess, Musselburgh, UK. Equipment: Celestron ED80, astro modified Canon 1000D, x0.8 reducer/flattener, Astronomik CLS EOS clip filter, William Optics ZS66 guidescope, Meade DSI pro II mono guide CCD, EQMOD controlled NEQ6 pro.
Orion Nebula with SPC900 LX webcam by Simon Rowland, Ponteland, Northumberland, UK. Equipment: 200p Newtonian HEQ5, Philips SPC900 LX mod, IR filter
Orion Nebula with SPC900 LX webcam by Simon Rowland, Ponteland, Northumberland, UK. Equipment: 200p Newtonian HEQ5, Philips SPC900 LX mod, IR filter
The Trap by Ed Holt, Cambridge, UK. Equipment: Celestron 9.25, CG5 mount, Canon 60d Unmodded, unguided.
The Trap by Ed Holt, Cambridge, UK. Equipment: Celestron 9.25, CG5 mount, Canon 60d Unmodded, unguided.
M42 The Orion Nebula by David Lawson, Kilgour Observatory. Equipment: Atik 314L Camera, True Tech Filter Wheel, 10
M42 The Orion Nebula by David Lawson, Kilgour Observatory. Equipment: Atik 314L Camera, True Tech Filter Wheel, 10" LX200 ACF F6.3 FR, Atik16i+ Zenithstar 66 Autoguider
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Celestron c11 sct, skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Canon Eos 1100d self-modified, Astronomik CLS CCD clip filter.
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Celestron c11 sct, skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Canon Eos 1100d self-modified, Astronomik CLS CCD clip filter.
M42 by Neil Farren, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Equipment: SW 250 PDS, NEQ6 Pro, Canon 1100D, SPC900 finderguider.
M42 by Neil Farren, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Equipment: SW 250 PDS, NEQ6 Pro, Canon 1100D, SPC900 finderguider.
M42 Orion Nebula Reprocessed by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Celestron c11 sct, skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Canon Eos 1100d self-modified and Astronomik CLS CCD clip filter.
M42 Orion Nebula Reprocessed by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Celestron c11 sct, skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Canon Eos 1100d self-modified and Astronomik CLS CCD clip filter.
M42 - The Orion Nebula by Bill McSorley, Leeds, UK. Equipment: SW 150P Newtonian, EQ5 GoTo Mount, SW ST80, MS LifeCam Cinema, QHY8L cooled CCD Camera.
M42 - The Orion Nebula by Bill McSorley, Leeds, UK. Equipment: SW 150P Newtonian, EQ5 GoTo Mount, SW ST80, MS LifeCam Cinema, QHY8L cooled CCD Camera.
M42 Orion Nebula by Lee Phillips, Herne, Kent, UK. Equipment: Starlight Xpress SXVF-H9c CCD, CLS filter, Meade 8
M42 Orion Nebula by Lee Phillips, Herne, Kent, UK. Equipment: Starlight Xpress SXVF-H9c CCD, CLS filter, Meade 8" SCT @ f6.3, EQ6 pro mount.
Orion Nebula by Ronan Monaghan, Belleek, N. Ireland. Equipment: Skywatcher 150p, Canon 400d
Orion Nebula by Ronan Monaghan, Belleek, N. Ireland. Equipment: Skywatcher 150p, Canon 400d
M42 Orion Nebula by Neil Bintcliffe, Huddersfield, UK. Equipment: Williams Optics Megzrez 80II, Celestron GT Advanced mount, Canon 500D, Antares ALP filter.
M42 Orion Nebula by Neil Bintcliffe, Huddersfield, UK. Equipment: Williams Optics Megzrez 80II, Celestron GT Advanced mount, Canon 500D, Antares ALP filter.
M42 Orion Nebula by Steve Wilson, Middlesbrough, UK. Equipment: Modded EOS450D, CLS filter, ED80 DS Pro, HEQ5 Pro.
M42 Orion Nebula by Steve Wilson, Middlesbrough, UK. Equipment: Modded EOS450D, CLS filter, ED80 DS Pro, HEQ5 Pro.
M42, NGC1976 Great Orion Nebula & NGC1973, NGC 1975, NGC1977 Running Man Nebula by Simon Todd, Ireland. Equipment: Celestron C80ED APO Refractor, Canon 450D Modified, Skywatcher 80 Guide Scope, Orion Starshoot Autoguider
M42, NGC1976 Great Orion Nebula & NGC1973, NGC 1975, NGC1977 Running Man Nebula by Simon Todd, Ireland. Equipment: Celestron C80ED APO Refractor, Canon 450D Modified, Skywatcher 80 Guide Scope, Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Widefield Horsehead, Flame & Orion Nebulas by Darren Pursel, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Equipment: Canon XSi modded, Canon 200 f2.8/L @ f3.5, Astrotrac.
Widefield Horsehead, Flame & Orion Nebulas by Darren Pursel, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Equipment: Canon XSi modded, Canon 200 f2.8/L @ f3.5, Astrotrac.
Orion Nebula by Scott Prideaux, Stoke on Trent, UK. Equipment: NEQ6, Canon 1100d (unmodded), Skywatcher 200p Reflector
Orion Nebula by Scott Prideaux, Stoke on Trent, UK. Equipment: NEQ6, Canon 1100d (unmodded), Skywatcher 200p Reflector
M42 Orions Nebula by Tracey Snelus, Isle of Anglesey, UK. Equipment: Williams Optics 80mm Refractor telescope, EQ5 GOTO mount, 50mm Orion Refractor, QHY5 Guidecam.
M42 Orions Nebula by Tracey Snelus, Isle of Anglesey, UK. Equipment: Williams Optics 80mm Refractor telescope, EQ5 GOTO mount, 50mm Orion Refractor, QHY5 Guidecam.
Orion's Nebula by Corey Lindholm, Everglades, Florida, USA. Equipment: Canon 1000D, Orion 9895 ED80 80mm f/7.5
Orion's Nebula by Corey Lindholm, Everglades, Florida, USA. Equipment: Canon 1000D, Orion 9895 ED80 80mm f/7.5
M42 - Orion Nebula by Charles Thody, Lincolnshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Equinox 80, Canon EOS40D (modded), NEQ6 Mount.
M42 - Orion Nebula by Charles Thody, Lincolnshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Equinox 80, Canon EOS40D (modded), NEQ6 Mount.
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: GSO 8
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: GSO 8" Richey-Chretien Optical tube, Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters.
M42 by Bill Reed, Street, Somerset, UK. Equipment: 100mm ED F6 Apo, Canon Eos 20d, Phd.
M42 by Bill Reed, Street, Somerset, UK. Equipment: 100mm ED F6 Apo, Canon Eos 20d, Phd.
M42 Orion Nebula & Running Man by David Pickles, Somerset, UK. Equipment: Sky-Watcher Explorer 190MN Pro, NEQ6 Pro Mount, QHY8L Cooled CCD Camera, Starlight XPress Lodestar.
M42 Orion Nebula & Running Man by David Pickles, Somerset, UK. Equipment: Sky-Watcher Explorer 190MN Pro, NEQ6 Pro Mount, QHY8L Cooled CCD Camera, Starlight XPress Lodestar.
Orion Nebula by Anna Morris, Norton, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: Orion EON 80ED, Nikon D7000
Orion Nebula by Anna Morris, Norton, Suffolk, UK. Equipment: Orion EON 80ED, Nikon D7000
Orion Nebula and Running Man by Alastair Woodward, Derbyshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 150,+ RA and DEC motors, Unmodded Canon 350d.
Orion Nebula and Running Man by Alastair Woodward, Derbyshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 150,+ RA and DEC motors, Unmodded Canon 350d.
The Orion Nebula by Luke Oliver, Bedford, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 200P, Canon 1000D, Baader Moon & Skyglow Filter.
The Orion Nebula by Luke Oliver, Bedford, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 200P, Canon 1000D, Baader Moon & Skyglow Filter.
Orion and Running Man Nebulae from London by Jim Thurston, Lewisham, London, UK. Equipment: Canon 5D, 100-400mm lens @ 400mm, guided EQ6.
Orion and Running Man Nebulae from London by Jim Thurston, Lewisham, London, UK. Equipment: Canon 5D, 100-400mm lens @ 400mm, guided EQ6.
Orion Nebula M42 by Lee Housden, Essex, UK. Equipment: Pier Mounted Celestron CPC 8", EQ Wedge, SkyWatcher ED 80 Apo, QHY5, Qhy10, CLS Light Pollution Filter, Focal Reducer
Orion Nebula M42 by Lee Housden, Essex, UK. Equipment: Pier Mounted Celestron CPC 8", EQ Wedge, SkyWatcher ED 80 Apo, QHY5, Qhy10, CLS Light Pollution Filter, Focal Reducer
The Great Orion Nebula and Running Man by Paula Ritchens, Melbourne, Australia. Equipment: Saxon ED100, Orion 0.85x Reducer-Flattener, Skywatcher Heq5 pro, Orion Starshot Pro V2 colour ccd.
The Great Orion Nebula and Running Man by Paula Ritchens, Melbourne, Australia. Equipment: Saxon ED100, Orion 0.85x Reducer-Flattener, Skywatcher Heq5 pro, Orion Starshot Pro V2 colour ccd.
M42 by Colin Cooper, Les Granges, Olly Penrices, France. Equipment: Takahashi 106FSQ, Atik 460EX, PHD, Avalon fast reverse mount
M42 by Colin Cooper, Les Granges, Olly Penrices, France. Equipment: Takahashi 106FSQ, Atik 460EX, PHD, Avalon fast reverse mount
M42 - NarrowBand - Hubble Palette by Simon Todd, Cork, Ireland. Equipment: Celestron C80ED APO Refractor, Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Mount, ATIK 383L+ Mono CCD, StarlightXpress 7x36mm EFW, Astro-Tech AT2FF Field Flattener
M42 - NarrowBand - Hubble Palette by Simon Todd, Cork, Ireland. Equipment: Celestron C80ED APO Refractor, Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Mount, ATIK 383L+ Mono CCD, StarlightXpress 7x36mm EFW, Astro-Tech AT2FF Field Flattener
M42 Orion Nebula and NGC1977 Running Man Nebula by Mark Large, Layer de la Haye, Essex, UK. Equipment: Modified Canon EOS 1000d, Williams Optics FLT 110
M42 Orion Nebula and NGC1977 Running Man Nebula by Mark Large, Layer de la Haye, Essex, UK. Equipment: Modified Canon EOS 1000d, Williams Optics FLT 110
Orion Nebula by Chris Price, Cedartown GA, USA. Equipment: SkyWatcher Pro 100ed APO, Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT mount, Canon T3i
Orion Nebula by Chris Price, Cedartown GA, USA. Equipment: SkyWatcher Pro 100ed APO, Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT mount, Canon T3i
Orion Nebula by Chris Price, Cedartown GA, USA. Equipment: SkyWatcher Pro 100ed APO, Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT mount, Canon T3i
Orion Nebula by Chris Price, Cedartown GA, USA. Equipment: SkyWatcher Pro 100ed APO, Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT mount, Canon T3i
M42 - The Great Orion Nebula by Bill McSorley, Leeds, UK. Equipment: SW150P, EQ5Pro mount, QHY8L ccd.
M42 - The Great Orion Nebula by Bill McSorley, Leeds, UK. Equipment: SW150P, EQ5Pro mount, QHY8L ccd.
Orion through a Telephoto by John Short, Whitburn, Tyne and Wear, UK. Equipment: Canon 6D, 70-300L lens, Astrotrac.
Orion through a Telephoto by John Short, Whitburn, Tyne and Wear, UK. Equipment: Canon 6D, 70-300L lens, Astrotrac.
Orion Nebula by Chris Price, Cedartown, GA, USA. Equipment: SkyWatcher 100 Ed APO, Celestron Cg-5 Advanced GT mount, Canon t3i
Orion Nebula by Chris Price, Cedartown, GA, USA. Equipment: SkyWatcher 100 Ed APO, Celestron Cg-5 Advanced GT mount, Canon t3i
Orion Nebula by John Short, Whitburn, Tyne and Wear, UK. Equipment: Celestron 8SE, Canon 70D with Astronomic light pollution filter
Orion Nebula by John Short, Whitburn, Tyne and Wear, UK. Equipment: Celestron 8SE, Canon 70D with Astronomic light pollution filter
M42-EMS Starparty by Steven Whatley, Anderby, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher ED80pro, 0.8reducer, Canon 450d unmodded, Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro
M42-EMS Starparty by Steven Whatley, Anderby, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher ED80pro, 0.8reducer, Canon 450d unmodded, Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro
Orion and the Walking Man by John Short, Whitburn, Tyne and Wear, UK. Equipment: Canon 70D, Celestron 8SE.
Orion and the Walking Man by John Short, Whitburn, Tyne and Wear, UK. Equipment: Canon 70D, Celestron 8SE.
Orion and the Running Man by Michael LaMonaco, NJ, USA. Equipment: Explore Scientific ED80, Celestron Nightscape 8300, Celestron AVX EQ mount, Orion SSAG, William Optics 50mm Guide Scope.
Orion and the Running Man by Michael LaMonaco, NJ, USA. Equipment: Explore Scientific ED80, Celestron Nightscape 8300, Celestron AVX EQ mount, Orion SSAG, William Optics 50mm Guide Scope.
Orion Nebula by Craig Curtis, Charlotte, NC, USA. Equipment: Orion 8
Orion Nebula by Craig Curtis, Charlotte, NC, USA. Equipment: Orion 8" Astrograph, Celestron Advanced VX mount, Canon 60D DSLR
M42 by Paul Beacham, Havant, Hampshire, UK. Equipment: ltair Astro 102mm F7 Triplet Refractor, Canon 600D(modified), NEQ6 Pro Mount.
M42 by Paul Beacham, Havant, Hampshire, UK. Equipment: ltair Astro 102mm F7 Triplet Refractor, Canon 600D(modified), NEQ6 Pro Mount.
M42 + M43 by Gary Thomson, South Lanarkshire, UK. Equipment: ED80, Atik460ex , NEQ6, ST80, DMK618.
M42 + M43 by Gary Thomson, South Lanarkshire, UK. Equipment: ED80, Atik460ex , NEQ6, ST80, DMK618.
M42 Nebula by Neil Buchanan, Co. Galway, Ireland. Equipment: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro, Celestron 127slt Maksutov, Canon 600d Astromodified Camera, QHY5l-II Guide Camera
M42 Nebula by Neil Buchanan, Co. Galway, Ireland. Equipment: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro, Celestron 127slt Maksutov, Canon 600d Astromodified Camera, QHY5l-II Guide Camera
Orion Nebula M42 by Stephen Charnock, Newark, Nottinghamshire, UK. Equipment: Orion Astrograph 10", Canon 30D modded, Ha filter, ZWO 120 guide, Atlas EQ-G mount.
Orion Nebula M42 by Stephen Charnock, Newark, Nottinghamshire, UK. Equipment: Orion Astrograph 10", Canon 30D modded, Ha filter, ZWO 120 guide, Atlas EQ-G mount.
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Large, Colchester, UK. Equipment: Altair Astro 10
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Large, Colchester, UK. Equipment: Altair Astro 10" RCT , modified Canon 1000D
The Great Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula by Tom Bishton, Brisbane, Australia. Equipment: Skywatcher Black Diamond ED120 Refractor, AZEQ6 Mount, Canon 6D, Astronomik Light Pollution Filter
The Great Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula by Tom Bishton, Brisbane, Australia. Equipment: Skywatcher Black Diamond ED120 Refractor, AZEQ6 Mount, Canon 6D, Astronomik Light Pollution Filter
Orion Nebula Greyscale by Chris Price, Cedartown, GA, USA. Equipment: SkyWatcher ed100 APO, Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT, Canon T3i
Orion Nebula Greyscale by Chris Price, Cedartown, GA, USA. Equipment: SkyWatcher ed100 APO, Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT, Canon T3i
Orion Nebula M42, in Bi Colour by Lee Phillips, Herne Bay, UK. Equipment: Atik 314L+, William Optics Megrez 90 f6.2 Apo.
Orion Nebula M42, in Bi Colour by Lee Phillips, Herne Bay, UK. Equipment: Atik 314L+, William Optics Megrez 90 f6.2 Apo.
M42 Orion Nebula by Brian Thompson, Gravesend, UK. Equipment: Orion Optics VX10, Skywatcher NEQ6, Mono Atik 383L, QHY5 Guide Camera.
M42 Orion Nebula by Brian Thompson, Gravesend, UK. Equipment: Orion Optics VX10, Skywatcher NEQ6, Mono Atik 383L, QHY5 Guide Camera.
M42 & IC434 by David de Cuevas, Treize Vents, France. Equipment: Canon 1100D modified, CLS EOS Filter, Canon EF70-200mm.
M42 & IC434 by David de Cuevas, Treize Vents, France. Equipment: Canon 1100D modified, CLS EOS Filter, Canon EF70-200mm.
Great Orion Nebula by Ron G, Stafford, UK. Equipment: Canon 1200D, Skywatcher 200P, HEQ5RO mount
Great Orion Nebula by Ron G, Stafford, UK. Equipment: Canon 1200D, Skywatcher 200P, HEQ5RO mount
Orion Nebula by Paul Licorish, Northwick Park, London, UK. Equipment: Canon Camera 650d, Celestron Nexstar 5se scope
Orion Nebula by Paul Licorish, Northwick Park, London, UK. Equipment: Canon Camera 650d, Celestron Nexstar 5se scope
Orion Nebula by Mike Joy, Wales, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 200PDS, Canon 450d
Orion Nebula by Mike Joy, Wales, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 200PDS, Canon 450d
M42, M43 Great Orion Nebula, NGC 1977, NGC 1975 Running Man Nebula by Martin Pyott, Detmold, Germany. Equipment: Lunt 80mm ED F7 Refractor, Telescope-service 0.8x Focal Reducer/Field Flattener, QHY8L colour CCD.
M42, M43 Great Orion Nebula, NGC 1977, NGC 1975 Running Man Nebula by Martin Pyott, Detmold, Germany. Equipment: Lunt 80mm ED F7 Refractor, Telescope-service 0.8x Focal Reducer/Field Flattener, QHY8L colour CCD.
Great Orion Nebula (M42) by William Doyen, Brittany, France. Equipment: Canon 600D (unmodified), Newtonian 200/800 (with no coma corrector), Meade LXD75 mount
Great Orion Nebula (M42) by William Doyen, Brittany, France. Equipment: Canon 600D (unmodified), Newtonian 200/800 (with no coma corrector), Meade LXD75 mount
Orion Nebula by Rob Bates, Worksop, UK. Equipment: Canon 70d modded, IDAS v4 filter, HEQ5 pro, Equinox 80.
Orion Nebula by Rob Bates, Worksop, UK. Equipment: Canon 70d modded, IDAS v4 filter, HEQ5 pro, Equinox 80.
M42 - The Orion Nebula & Running Man Nebula by Gavin James, Marlborough, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 80ED, reducer, QSI 683-WSG, Baader filters.
M42 - The Orion Nebula & Running Man Nebula by Gavin James, Marlborough, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 80ED, reducer, QSI 683-WSG, Baader filters.
The Great Nebula by Mark Whitcutt, Newport, South Wales. Equipment: Canon EOS 100D, Skywatcher Evostar 120mm refractor, RA drive
The Great Nebula by Mark Whitcutt, Newport, South Wales. Equipment: Canon EOS 100D, Skywatcher Evostar 120mm refractor, RA drive
M42 during Lunar Eclipse on Monday Morning by Stephen Heliczer, North London, UK. Equipment: Canon EOS10, ISO 1600, Celestron Evolution 8, f6.2 focal reducer.
M42 during Lunar Eclipse on Monday Morning by Stephen Heliczer, North London, UK. Equipment: Canon EOS10, ISO 1600, Celestron Evolution 8, f6.2 focal reducer.
Orion & Running Man Nebula by Richard Wykes, Pencelli, Nr Brecon Beacons, UK. Equipment: ED80, Modified Canon 1000D, NEQ6
Orion & Running Man Nebula by Richard Wykes, Pencelli, Nr Brecon Beacons, UK. Equipment: ED80, Modified Canon 1000D, NEQ6
M42 - Orion Nebula by Houssem Eddine Ksontini, Tunisia. Equipment: Skywatcher 150/750, Neq3-2 AD motorised, Nikon D3000.
M42 - Orion Nebula by Houssem Eddine Ksontini, Tunisia. Equipment: Skywatcher 150/750, Neq3-2 AD motorised, Nikon D3000.
The Orion Nebula M42 by Daniel Orchard, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Explorer 200p, EQ5 mount RA motor driven unguided, Nikon D50 @ prime focus.
The Orion Nebula M42 by Daniel Orchard, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Explorer 200p, EQ5 mount RA motor driven unguided, Nikon D50 @ prime focus.
M42 - Orion Nebula by Mike Raggett, Surrey, UK. Equipment: William Optics Star 71, Celestron AVX Mount, Canon 1100d
M42 - Orion Nebula by Mike Raggett, Surrey, UK. Equipment: William Optics Star 71, Celestron AVX Mount, Canon 1100d
M42 Great Orion Nebula by Jason Wiseman, Devon, UK. Equipment: Celestron CPC 9.25 @f/6.3, Nikon D90 (modded), GOTO GE mount
M42 Great Orion Nebula by Jason Wiseman, Devon, UK. Equipment: Celestron CPC 9.25 @f/6.3, Nikon D90 (modded), GOTO GE mount
M42 Great Orion Nebula by Jason Wiseman, Devon, UK. Equipment: Celestron CPC 9.25 @f/6.3, Nikon D90 (modded), GOTO GE mount
M42 Great Orion Nebula by Jason Wiseman, Devon, UK. Equipment: Celestron CPC 9.25 @f/6.3, Nikon D90 (modded), GOTO GE mount
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Large, Colchester, UK. Equipment: Altair Astro 10
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Large, Colchester, UK. Equipment: Altair Astro 10" RCT, Moonlight Focuser, Modified Canon EOS 1000d, SBIG Sti guide camera, Celestron 80mm guide scope, SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
M42, M43, The Running Man by Colin Cooper, Alcalali, Spain. Equipment: Paramount MX+, twin Takahashi 106FSQ, twin QSI690, astrodon filters, Avalon Linear, Takahashi 85FSQ, SXM25c.
M42, M43, The Running Man by Colin Cooper, Alcalali, Spain. Equipment: Paramount MX+, twin Takahashi 106FSQ, twin QSI690, astrodon filters, Avalon Linear, Takahashi 85FSQ, SXM25c.
Orion Nebula M42 by David Weightman, Newark on Trent, UK. Equipment: Williams Optics 70ED refractor, Skywatcher EQ3 synscan goto mount, Pentax Kr DSLR unmodified.
Orion Nebula M42 by David Weightman, Newark on Trent, UK. Equipment: Williams Optics 70ED refractor, Skywatcher EQ3 synscan goto mount, Pentax Kr DSLR unmodified.
M42 (Orion Nebula) Imaged using the CFHT palette by Ray Palmer, Ponteland, Northumberland, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 80ED Evostar, EQ6 pro, altair-astro miniguider, PhD, Baader Ha, SII, oIII filters
M42 (Orion Nebula) Imaged using the CFHT palette by Ray Palmer, Ponteland, Northumberland, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 80ED Evostar, EQ6 pro, altair-astro miniguider, PhD, Baader Ha, SII, oIII filters
The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976 by Mariusz, Crawley, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, HEQ6Pro, ILCE-7S unmodded
The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976 by Mariusz, Crawley, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, HEQ6Pro, ILCE-7S unmodded
“The Space Walk” 70 light hours closer to Orion by Paul C Swift, Valencia, Spain. Equipment: Vixen VSD, Tak TSA, Starlight Express SXVR-H18, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, Pro Paramount MX.
“The Space Walk” 70 light hours closer to Orion by Paul C Swift, Valencia, Spain. Equipment: Vixen VSD, Tak TSA, Starlight Express SXVR-H18, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, Pro Paramount MX.
M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion and the Running Man by Colin Robb, Kindrogan Field Centre, Pitlochry, Scotland, UK. Equipment: HEQ5 Pro, SW ED80, SW Field Flattener , Focal Reducer, Modified Canon 500D.
M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion and the Running Man by Colin Robb, Kindrogan Field Centre, Pitlochry, Scotland, UK. Equipment: HEQ5 Pro, SW ED80, SW Field Flattener , Focal Reducer, Modified Canon 500D.
M42 Orion Trapezuim Cluster by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment:Teleskop service 12
M42 Orion Trapezuim Cluster by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment:Teleskop service 12" Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount, Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik Sii, Ha, Oiii filters.
M42 Orion Nebula by David Saunders, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Equipment: Meade Lx90 8", Canon 450d (Modified), Skywatcher Startavel 80t, DSS2.
M42 Orion Nebula by David Saunders, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Equipment: Meade Lx90 8", Canon 450d (Modified), Skywatcher Startavel 80t, DSS2.
Orion Nebula by Simon Halstead, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 8", EQ5 mount, Nikon D3100, Pentax 100D
Orion Nebula by Simon Halstead, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 8", EQ5 mount, Nikon D3100, Pentax 100D
Orion Nebula by James, Ferndown, Dorset, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Black Diamond Ed100, HEQ5 pro Mount, Canon 50d unmodded IR.
Orion Nebula by James, Ferndown, Dorset, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Black Diamond Ed100, HEQ5 pro Mount, Canon 50d unmodded IR.
M42 Great Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Teleskop service 12
M42 Great Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Equipment: Teleskop service 12" Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount, Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters, Hutech IDAS light pollution filter, Astro physics 0.67 reducer.
Orion Nebula by Chee Guan Chan, Singapore and Malaysia. Equipment: Orion EON 80mm ED refractor, QHYCCD QHY22 mono CCD, iOptron ZEQ25 mount.
Orion Nebula by Chee Guan Chan, Singapore and Malaysia. Equipment: Orion EON 80mm ED refractor, QHYCCD QHY22 mono CCD, iOptron ZEQ25 mount.
Orion Nebula by Steve Shrimpton, West Wellow, Hampshire, UK. Equipment: Canon 450d (astromodified), Nikon 180mm f2.8 lens at f4. Ioptron Skyguider mount.
Orion Nebula by Steve Shrimpton, West Wellow, Hampshire, UK. Equipment: Canon 450d (astromodified), Nikon 180mm f2.8 lens at f4. Ioptron Skyguider mount.
The Great Orion Nebula Widefield by Mariusz, Crawley, UK. Equipment: ILCE7S JTW modified, Optolong L-PRO MAX Luminosity, Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, field flattener, HEQ5Pro
The Great Orion Nebula Widefield by Mariusz, Crawley, UK. Equipment: ILCE7S JTW modified, Optolong L-PRO MAX Luminosity, Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, field flattener, HEQ5Pro
The Great Nebula in Orion and its surroundings... by Rad Djeliov, Northamptonshire, UK. Equipment: Celestron C80ED/F7.5, Advanced VX, w/PHD2, Celestron 9x50/QHY5, Nikon D600.
The Great Nebula in Orion and its surroundings... by Rad Djeliov, Northamptonshire, UK. Equipment: Celestron C80ED/F7.5, Advanced VX, w/PHD2, Celestron 9x50/QHY5, Nikon D600.
The Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man by Gábor Szendrñi, Kendig, Hungary. Equipment: GPU 100/635 apochromatic refractor, Riccardi 0.75x reducer/flattener, SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT, Lacerta MGEN autoguider, modified Canon EOS 700D.
The Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man by Gábor Szendrñi, Kendig, Hungary. Equipment: GPU 100/635 apochromatic refractor, Riccardi 0.75x reducer/flattener, SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT, Lacerta MGEN autoguider, modified Canon EOS 700D.
Orion Nebulae by Rafael Compassi, Presidente Lucena, Brazil. Equipment: Canon T1i, Nikkor 135mm F/2.8, CLS CCD Clip filter.
Orion Nebulae by Rafael Compassi, Presidente Lucena, Brazil. Equipment: Canon T1i, Nikkor 135mm F/2.8, CLS CCD Clip filter.
Orion Nebula by Dave Walker, Bolton, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Quattro 8CF, HEQ5-Pro, CentralDS Astro60D, Astronomik CLS EOS-Clip.
Orion Nebula by Dave Walker, Bolton, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Quattro 8CF, HEQ5-Pro, CentralDS Astro60D, Astronomik CLS EOS-Clip.
M42 and Running Man nebula by Rafael Compassi, Presidente Lucena, Brazil. Equipment: SW 8
M42 and Running Man nebula by Rafael Compassi, Presidente Lucena, Brazil. Equipment: SW 8" F/5, Canon T1i, CLS CCD clip filter.
M42 Orion Nebula by Greg Slater, Horsham, West Sussex, UK. Equipment: Takahashi 106 FSQ, SXVR-H18 CCD -25c, EQ6 mount, ED80, Qhy 5 Guidescope.
M42 Orion Nebula by Greg Slater, Horsham, West Sussex, UK. Equipment: Takahashi 106 FSQ, SXVR-H18 CCD -25c, EQ6 mount, ED80, Qhy 5 Guidescope.
M42 Orion Nebula by David de Cuevas, Treize Vents, France. Equipment: AstroTech 66ED, WO FF II,Canon 450D Baader, CLS EOS filter, EQ6 pro.
M42 Orion Nebula by David de Cuevas, Treize Vents, France. Equipment: AstroTech 66ED, WO FF II,Canon 450D Baader, CLS EOS filter, EQ6 pro.
The Great Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula by Tom Bishton, Brisbane, Australia. Equipment: Black Diamond ED120, AZEQ6 Mount, ST80 Guidescope, Synguider, 600D camera (modded)
The Great Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula by Tom Bishton, Brisbane, Australia. Equipment: Black Diamond ED120, AZEQ6 Mount, ST80 Guidescope, Synguider, 600D camera (modded)
M42 & M43 Close Up by Patrick, CA, USA. Equipment: Edge 9.25HD, Atik 460EX, prime focus
M42 & M43 Close Up by Patrick, CA, USA. Equipment: Edge 9.25HD, Atik 460EX, prime focus
M42/M43 by Martin Dunbar, Dumfries and Galloway, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher ED120, reducer/flattener, NEQ6 Pro, modded Canon 1000D.
M42/M43 by Martin Dunbar, Dumfries and Galloway, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher ED120, reducer/flattener, NEQ6 Pro, modded Canon 1000D.
The Great Orion nebula widefield by Mariusz Szymaszek, Crawley, UK. Equipment: ILCE7S JTW modified, Optolong L-PRO MAX Luminosity Filter, Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, field flattener, HEQ5Pro.
The Great Orion nebula widefield by Mariusz Szymaszek, Crawley, UK. Equipment: ILCE7S JTW modified, Optolong L-PRO MAX Luminosity Filter, Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, field flattener, HEQ5Pro.
Gaseous Orion Nebula by Sebastien Grech, London, UK. Equipment: 6-inch Sky Watcher reflector, EQ3 PRO mount, Canon EOS 60D.
Gaseous Orion Nebula by Sebastien Grech, London, UK. Equipment: 6-inch Sky Watcher reflector, EQ3 PRO mount, Canon EOS 60D.
The Orion Nebula by Peter Louer, Tenerife. Equipment: Canon 700D, Canon 100-400mm lens @ 200mm, Sky Watcher Star Adventurer mount.
The Orion Nebula by Peter Louer, Tenerife. Equipment: Canon 700D, Canon 100-400mm lens @ 200mm, Sky Watcher Star Adventurer mount.
Orion Nebula Ha RGB by Simon Hudson, London, UK. Equipment: Celestron cgx mount, Lacerta 200/800 photo Newtonian, QHY9m camera, Baader ha rgb filters, 365 astronomy deluxe 60mm guidescope, ZWOasi224mc guide camera, phd2 guiding
Orion Nebula Ha RGB by Simon Hudson, London, UK. Equipment: Celestron cgx mount, Lacerta 200/800 photo Newtonian, QHY9m camera, Baader ha rgb filters, 365 astronomy deluxe 60mm guidescope, ZWOasi224mc guide camera, phd2 guiding
M42 by Paul Barrett, Abercanaid, UK. Equipment: ZWO Asi 1600, HEQ5, Pier Mount SGPro.
M42 by Paul Barrett, Abercanaid, UK. Equipment: ZWO Asi 1600, HEQ5, Pier Mount SGPro.
Great Orion Nebula by Joshua Rhoades, Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Equipment: Canon 6D, Skywatcher 130pds reflector, Baader MPCC, Celestron AVX, Orion 60mm guidescope, QHY5L-II mono guide camera.
Great Orion Nebula by Joshua Rhoades, Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Equipment: Canon 6D, Skywatcher 130pds reflector, Baader MPCC, Celestron AVX, Orion 60mm guidescope, QHY5L-II mono guide camera.
Orion Nebula by Fernando Oliveira De Menezes, San Carlos, SP, Brazil. Equipment: Esprit 150 ED, ZWO ASI 1600 mm cooled.
Orion Nebula by Fernando Oliveira De Menezes, San Carlos, SP, Brazil. Equipment: Esprit 150 ED, ZWO ASI 1600 mm cooled.
Orion Nebula M42 by David Newbury, Nottinghmashire, UK. Equipment: ATIK 4120EX OSC, Celestron C11 with Hyperstar, Mesu 200 mount.
Orion Nebula M42 by David Newbury, Nottinghmashire, UK. Equipment: ATIK 4120EX OSC, Celestron C11 with Hyperstar, Mesu 200 mount.
Orion and Running Man by Gerard Tartalo Montardit, Lleida, Spain. Equipment: Canon eos 600D modified and cooled, Skywatcher newton 150/750 pds, Skywatcher neq6 pro2, Guiding with phd2, zwo asi 290mc on celestron newton 130/650.
Orion and Running Man by Gerard Tartalo Montardit, Lleida, Spain. Equipment: Canon eos 600D modified and cooled, Skywatcher newton 150/750 pds, Skywatcher neq6 pro2, Guiding with phd2, zwo asi 290mc on celestron newton 130/650.
Orion Nebular Complex by Rafael Compassi, Presidente Lucena, Brazil. Equipment: 80mm F/5 Triplet APO, QHY9m, Baader 36mm unmounted filters.
Orion Nebular Complex by Rafael Compassi, Presidente Lucena, Brazil. Equipment: 80mm F/5 Triplet APO, QHY9m, Baader 36mm unmounted filters.
Orion Nebula by Peter Louer, North Tenerife. Equipment: Canon 650D Astro Modified, Canon 100-400mm Lens, IDAS LP1 clip filter, Skywatcher Star Adventurer mount.
Orion Nebula by Peter Louer, North Tenerife. Equipment: Canon 650D Astro Modified, Canon 100-400mm Lens, IDAS LP1 clip filter, Skywatcher Star Adventurer mount.
The King of the Winter Night by Mariusz Szymaszek, Crawley, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher EVOSTAR 80ED DS-Pro, AZ EQ6-GT, QHY168C, Optolong L-PRO MAX Luminosity, ZWO ASI120MC, SW 9x50 finderscope
The King of the Winter Night by Mariusz Szymaszek, Crawley, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher EVOSTAR 80ED DS-Pro, AZ EQ6-GT, QHY168C, Optolong L-PRO MAX Luminosity, ZWO ASI120MC, SW 9x50 finderscope
M42 Orion Nebula in LRGB+Ha by Quek Zong Ye, Singapore. Equipment: Takahashi Epsilon 180ED, QHY16200 Cooled CCD, Skywatcher AZ-EQ6.
M42 Orion Nebula in LRGB+Ha by Quek Zong Ye, Singapore. Equipment: Takahashi Epsilon 180ED, QHY16200 Cooled CCD, Skywatcher AZ-EQ6.
Orion Nebula by Dennis Dmitriev, PA, USA. Equipment: Celestron 6SE, Canon t2i.
Orion Nebula by Dennis Dmitriev, PA, USA. Equipment: Celestron 6SE, Canon t2i.
The Orion Nebula by Martin Goff-Jones, Fremington, Devon, UK. Equipment: Modified Canon EOS450D, Altair ED80 apochromatic triplet, field flattener, Skywatcher EQ5 pro, PHD2 guiding, APT for camera control, processed completely with PixInsight.
The Orion Nebula by Martin Goff-Jones, Fremington, Devon, UK. Equipment: Modified Canon EOS450D, Altair ED80 apochromatic triplet, field flattener, Skywatcher EQ5 pro, PHD2 guiding, APT for camera control, processed completely with PixInsight.
Great Orion Nebula by Andy Laing, Welford, UK. Equipment: EQ6 pro mount, Canon 550d unmodded, Williams optics Megrez 72FD + Field flattener, 60mm guidescope.
Great Orion Nebula by Andy Laing, Welford, UK. Equipment: EQ6 pro mount, Canon 550d unmodded, Williams optics Megrez 72FD + Field flattener, 60mm guidescope.
Great Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula by Chris Platkiw, Nottingham, UK. Equipment: Altair Astro 72 ED-R, Canon 450d (modified), QHY5 II guide camera, HEQ5 Pro mount
Great Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula by Chris Platkiw, Nottingham, UK. Equipment: Altair Astro 72 ED-R, Canon 450d (modified), QHY5 II guide camera, HEQ5 Pro mount
NGC1999 Region by Kees Scherer, Portugal. Equipment: Esprit 100 f5.5, QHY16200 CCD @ -20C
NGC1999 Region by Kees Scherer, Portugal. Equipment: Esprit 100 f5.5, QHY16200 CCD @ -20C
The Running Man and Orion Nebula by Ryan Proctor, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Quattro 8s, Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro, Nikon d5500 astro modified, ZWO asi120 mc-s Guide cam 50mm guide scope, Backyard Nikon, PHD2
The Running Man and Orion Nebula by Ryan Proctor, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Quattro 8s, Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro, Nikon d5500 astro modified, ZWO asi120 mc-s Guide cam 50mm guide scope, Backyard Nikon, PHD2
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, UK. Equipment: Teleskop service 12
M42 Orion Nebula by Mark Griffith, Swindon, UK. Equipment: Teleskop service 12" Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount, Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters, Astro physics 0.67 reducer, Hutech IDAS light pollution filter.
M42 - The Orion Nebula in narrowband by Bernard Miller, Animas, NM, USA. Equipment: Planewave CDK-17, FLI PL16803, Paramount ME
M42 - The Orion Nebula in narrowband by Bernard Miller, Animas, NM, USA. Equipment: Planewave CDK-17, FLI PL16803, Paramount ME
The Great Orion Nebula by Kees Scherer, Portugal. Equipment: Esprit 100 f5.5, QHY16200 CCD @ -20C
The Great Orion Nebula by Kees Scherer, Portugal. Equipment: Esprit 100 f5.5, QHY16200 CCD @ -20C
The Orion and Running Man Nebulae by David Slack, Prudhoe, Northumberland, UK. Equipment: Starlight xpress H9 mono CCD camera, Revelation 66mm ED refractor, Altair Astro 0.6 focal reducer, skywatcher HEQ5 pro mount, ZWO ASI 120mm based finder guider and Canon EOS1100D DSLR.
The Orion and Running Man Nebulae by David Slack, Prudhoe, Northumberland, UK. Equipment: Starlight xpress H9 mono CCD camera, Revelation 66mm ED refractor, Altair Astro 0.6 focal reducer, skywatcher HEQ5 pro mount, ZWO ASI 120mm based finder guider and Canon EOS1100D DSLR.
M42 LHaRHaGB by David Liaromatis, Oxford, UK. Equipment: Teleskop Service 65, ASI1600MM, Nebulosity 4, PhD 2, Pixinsight
M42 LHaRHaGB by David Liaromatis, Oxford, UK. Equipment: Teleskop Service 65, ASI1600MM, Nebulosity 4, PhD 2, Pixinsight
M42 and M43, Orion Nebula by Adam Sutton, Swanscombe, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher ED80, HEQ5 Pro mount, modified Canon EOS 40D.
M42 and M43, Orion Nebula by Adam Sutton, Swanscombe, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher ED80, HEQ5 Pro mount, modified Canon EOS 40D.
M42 by David Liaromatis, Oxford, UK. Equipment: Teleskop Service 65mm quadrograph, ASI1600MM
M42 by David Liaromatis, Oxford, UK. Equipment: Teleskop Service 65mm quadrograph, ASI1600MM
M42 - The Orion Nebula by Ross Crawford, Woodford Green, Essex, UK. Equipment: Canon 750d, Skytech CLS clip filter, Celestron Astromaster 130eq-md
M42 - The Orion Nebula by Ross Crawford, Woodford Green, Essex, UK. Equipment: Canon 750d, Skytech CLS clip filter, Celestron Astromaster 130eq-md
Running Man away from Orion by Jaspal Chadha, Romford, UK. Equipment: Takashashi 106fsq, qhy128c, Ioptron 45 pro.
Running Man away from Orion by Jaspal Chadha, Romford, UK. Equipment: Takashashi 106fsq, qhy128c, Ioptron 45 pro.
The Orion Nebula Tom Harbin, Essex, UK. Equipment: Canon Rebel T5iThe Orion Nebula by Tom Harbin, Colchester, Essex, UK. Equipment: Canon Rebel T5i DSLR camera, Celestron NexStar 127mm Mak, SLT Alt-Az GoTo mount.
The Orion Nebula Tom Harbin, Essex, UK. Equipment: Canon Rebel T5iThe Orion Nebula by Tom Harbin, Colchester, Essex, UK. Equipment: Canon Rebel T5i DSLR camera, Celestron NexStar 127mm Mak, SLT Alt-Az GoTo mount.
M42 Orion by Jacques, Walem, Belgium. Equipment: Skywatcher dob 8", EQ mount, Canon 1100D.
M42 Orion by Jacques, Walem, Belgium. Equipment: Skywatcher dob 8", EQ mount, Canon 1100D.

Authors

Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Content Editor. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.

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