The Orion Nebula Region: M42, M43 and NGC 1973-5-7

Amateur images of the Great Orion Nebula M42 (NGC 1976), de Mairan's Nebula M43 (NGC 1982) and the neighboring less bright nebulae NGC 1973, 1975, and 1977; all part of a larger cloud of interstellar matter about 1500--1600 light years away and several hundred light years across. For identifying the individual nebulae, look at this map, or at Bill Arnett's map.

[M42/M43, M. Weiland]

Orion Nebula M42/M43 with NGC 1973-5-7 by Michael Weiland of the Interessengemeinschaft Astronomie an der Universität Konstanz (Astronomy Interest Group at the University of Constance)

[M42/M43, J. Lander]

Orion Nebula M42/M43, together with NGC 1973-5-7, as photographed by Johann Lander of the Interessengemeinschaft Astronomie (Astronomy Interest Group) at the University of Constance

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    Last Modification: August 8, 1999