M42 / NGC1976 Great Orion Nebula and NGC1973 / NGC 1975 / NGC1977 Running Man Nebula


Simon Todd


Celestron C80ED APO Refractor
Canon 450D Modified
Skywatcher 80 Guide Scope
Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Located approximately 1300 Light years from earth lies the Great Orion Nebula in the constellation of Orion, sometimes referred to as “Orions Sword”. The Nebula is part of the “Orion Molecular Cloud Complex”

The Orion Nebula itself is about 24 light years across and can be seen with the naked eye quite easily, through a telescope with the naked eye it appears as a greenish cloud of dust

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