Orion Nebula

Orion’s Sword

If you look at the constellation Orion in the winter night’s sky, the center of Orion’s “sword” is not a star at all – it is the brightest nebula in our sky, M42 or the Great Nebula of Orion.

Sitting right on top of it is technically another nebula designated M43, and above that is the wispy “Running Man Nebula.” Three nebulas for the price of one here!

Imaged over the course of one night, in true color.

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