Great Orion Nebula (Messier 42) - Stock Image

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The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion's Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across.

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This is a very deep and real image, so the "noise" in background is no noise, these are very very dim stars again.The image is not overprocessed and sharp.The image procsseing is made according to scientific rules for long exposed astronomical pictures
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Uploaded on: 11-24-09 © stmeca
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