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M42 The Great Orion Nebula | On a clear, dark winter night, if you look at the middle star of Orion’s belt, you might see that it looks a touch fuzzy. It’s actually one of the brightest and most spectacular nebulae in our sky. Only 1500 light years away, it covers 4 times the apparent width of the full moon. It’s huge! The little hot white spot in the lower is a present day star factory. The spot is 4 stars called the Trapezium which are slowing sucking the red hydrogen and blue oxygen into themselves and growing. In 100,000 years they will be teenager stars and the nebula we see now will have disappeared. Canon 6D with Celestron 11” Telescope, 25 minutes of exposure (110 frames of 15sec).
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