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M43
Common Name
 
Object Type
Emission Nebula
NGC
1982
Constellation
Orion
Comments
In larger telescopes, it would appear that M43 is actually physically part of M42. In the image by the Hallas's you can see M43 as a faint reddish pink area that falls between the two massive nebulas M42 and NGC 1977.

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Sketch by Charles Messier.


* Sky cartography made using Home Planet software.