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 visible between 21:21 and 05:37. It will become accessible at around 21:21, when it rises 17° above your eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:31, 45° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 05:37 when it sinks to 17° above your south-western horizon.

Name Orion Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Trapezium Cluster
M 42
NGC 1976
Orion A
Position
Constellation:Orion
Brightness (V):Mag 4.0
Right Ascension:05h35m
Declination:-05°27'
Distance:414.0 parsec
1349.6 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.09

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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