The Orion Nebula

I was doing what hardcore astronomers call “an engineering run” at my observatory last night, which means dinking around with screwdrivers and multimeters and such. I did get a chance to take some pictures, though. Check out this one of the Orion Nebula (also shown in the thumbnail to the right).

The Orion Nebula (or M42) is a large region of gas and dust where new stars are forming. It is very bright and can be seen with the naked eye. It is part of the sword of Orion’s belt.

The Orion Nebula

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