Thursday, January 29, 2009

M42: Orion Nebula by Abiy Getachew

The orion nebula (M42) is one of the brightest nebula that can be observed in with unaided eye because of the bright light coming out as a result of strong star formation in the system.It is located at a distance 1270 light years from Earth and 24 light years across and found with other nebulae in the orion complex. The picture is taken using Tzec Maun Observatory in New Mexico on the night of January 21,2009.

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