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M42
Common Name
Great Orion Nebula
Object Type
Emission Nebula and Open Cluster
NGC
1976
Constellation
Orion
Comments
I never seem to tire of observing this showpiece. Using an oxygen 3 line filter will bring out some of the finer details of the nebular tendrils.

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Sketch by Charles Messier.

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