Located 1500 light-years from Earth, the Great Orion Nebula (M42) presents a cross-section view of a galactic bubble of gas and dust. Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED, Canon 450D DSLR, ISO400, 10 x 6 min exposure (1 hour total). Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano

The Great Orion Nebula through a 4-in f/9 apo refractor (afocal)

Located 1500 light-years from Earth, the Great Orion Nebula (M42) presents a cross-section view of a galactic bubble of gas and dust. The de MairanÕs Nebula (M43) and the Running Man Nebula are also visible in this photo.

Orion October 13, 2012 taken using a Canon 450D DSLR with 50 mm prime lens, ISO 1600, 3 X 6 sec exposure (non-tracking), Cavite, Philippines. The Orion Nebula (M42) is already visible even with a 50 mm lens.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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