M43

Dr Mairan's Nebula

Designation:
M43
Object Type:
Diffuse Nebula
Right Ascention:
5h 36m
Declination:
-05° 16'
Magnitude:
9.0
Distance:
1,300 light years
Constellation:
Orion

Image Source: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

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The Orion Nebula Rings in the Holiday

The Holiday Season is descending upon us in full swing snugly-puppy mode, bringing with it warm thoughts of seasonal festivities and cold nights reveling in the winter time starscape. With the frequent lapse in memory that winter actually happe ... more