The Orion Nebula (M42)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 90 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , the Orion Nebula is visible between 21:02 and 05:05. It will become accessible around 21:02, when it rises to an altitude of 17° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:03, 43° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:05 when it sinks below 17° above your south-western horizon.

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Name The Orion Nebula (M42)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Orion Nebula
The Trapezium Cluster
M42[1]
NGC 1976[3]
Orion A
Position
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:4.00 (V) [3]
4.00 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.00
Right ascension:05h35m [3]
Declination:-05°23' [3]
Distance:414.0 parsec
1349.6 lightyrs [2]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.09
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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