The Great Orion Nebula - #messier42
M42 is a diffuse nebula situated in the #milkyway
, 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 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to #Earth
. The M42 #nebula
is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2,000 times that of the Sun.
After so many nights looking up, learning and understanding how to photograph deep sky objects, I finally have my first Orion Nebula image. Will upload more soon!
Nikon D800 | Orion ED80T APO
40 Light Frames | 15 Dark Frames | 15ss | ISO 800