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Orion Nebula
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Orion Nebula - diffuse nebula

Orion Nebula, also known as the Great Nebula, is a diffuse nebula located in the constellation Orion .

Orion Nebula is magnitude 4* and is 65' x 60' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) or 0.5° in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Orion Nebula
      1. Alt Name:
      2. Great Nebula
      1. Parent structure
      2. Orion Complex
      1. Type:
      2. diffuse nebula
      1. Size:
      2. 65' x 60'
      1. Messier #:
      2. M42

    * One can see up to magnitude 7-8 objects with perfect eyes under ideal dark sky conditions.



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