These images show the Great Orion Nebula M42 (NGC 1976) together with its
smaller neighbor, De Mairan's Nebula M43 (NGC 1982), which is actually a part
of the Great Nebula. These bright nebulae are actually the brightest part of
a huge cloud of interstellar gas and dust which
is several hundred light years across.
This image was obtained by Sven Kohle and Till Credner of
on October 26, 1995 at 4:19 UT with the 1.23-meter telescope of the Calar Alto
observatory at f/4, exposed 10 minutes with a 2048x2048 WWFPP CCD camera and
H-alpha filter. The field of view is 21' x 21'.
The image is copyrighted by the observers.
More images by Till Credner and Sven Kohle.
Image of the Great Orion Nebula, M42 and M43, from an
KPNO image of M42 and M43
2MASS image of M42 and M43
Amateur images of M42 and M43
Images of the M42/43 region with NGC 1973-5-7;
Last Modification: 27 Jun 1998, 11:20 MET