The Orion Nebula (Open Cluster)

Image of Orion Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 60 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Orion Nebula is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 18° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:24 (EDT) – 2 hours and 57 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 18° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:10.

Name Orion Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Trapezium Cluster
M 42
NGC 1976
Orion A
Position
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:4.00 (V)[2]
4.00 (B)[1]
Right Ascension:05h35m [1]
Declination:-05°23' [1]
Distance:414.0 parsec
1349.6 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.09

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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