The Orion Nebula (M42)

Image of the Orion Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 90 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Orion Nebula will become visible at around 19:06 (EST), 45° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 00:45.

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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
Right ascension:05h35m [3]
Declination:-05°23' [3]
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:4.00 (V) [3]
4.00 (B) [3]
Distance:414.0 parsec
1349.6 lightyrs [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.00
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.09
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

Events
14 Dec 2024  –  The Orion Nebula is well placed
15 Dec 2025  –  The Orion Nebula is well placed
15 Dec 2026  –  The Orion Nebula is well placed
15 Dec 2027  –  The Orion Nebula is well placed
14 Dec 2028  –  The Orion Nebula is well placed
15 Dec 2029  –  The Orion Nebula is well placed
15 Dec 2030  –  The Orion Nebula is well placed
15 Dec 2031  –  The Orion Nebula is well placed

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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