The Orion Nebula Region: M42, M43 and NGC 1973-5-7
These images show the Great Orion Nebula M42 (NGC 1976) together with its
smaller neighbor, de Mairan's Nebula M43 (NGC 1982), which is actually a part
of the Great Nebula, and the more northward and less bright nebulae
NGC 1973, 1975, and 1977. All these nebulae are part of
an even larger cloud of interstellar matter which
is about 1500--1600 light years away and several hundred light years across.
For identifying the individual nebulae,
look at this map, or at
Bill Arnett's map.
Jason Ware's color image
of M42 with M43 and NGC 1973-5-7
More images from Jason Ware
Brad Wallis and
Robert Provin obtained this great color image of the Orion Nebula region,
beautifully showing M42, M43 and the reflection nebulae north of them (N is
down). It was exposed 30 minutes on (hypered) Fujicolor Super G-800+. 155mm f/7
Astro-Physics EDF refractor.
More images from Brad Wallis and Robert Provin
More images of M42 and M43
UKS images of M42 and M43
Last Modification: July 4, 1999