The Great Orion Nebula

M42

The Great Orion Nebula is probably the most notable nebula. Portions of this nebula are so bright it is easily seen with the naked eye. Even in a small telescope of 4" or so of aperature reveals rich details. This image was taken with a 4" telescope. The blue reflection nebula on the right is called the "Running Man".

He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.
He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
Job 9-1-19 NIV

Telescope: Televue NP101 Designation: M42 & NGC 1977
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200 GTO
Constellation: Orion
Camera: Olympus OM-1 Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST4 Type: Emission & Reflection Nebula
Exposure: Hypersensitized Kodak Royal Gold 200, 2 hours Position: R.A. 05 hr 35 min , Dec -050 23'
Processed using Registar, PhotoShop CS Date: 15 October 2004
Scanning by Tony Hallas Location: Mayhill, NM : New Mexico Skies