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Images of the "M42 Orion Nebula"
Photographed by Tim Caruk February 14th, 2012
 

Image of  the "Orion Nebula", in Orion, photographed from St. John's  on February 14, 2012 by Tim Caruk.

A wide view of the Orion nebula M42 showing faint nebulosity around a bright central region.  Detail in M42 can be seen even in a small telescope in dark skies. It takes 1340 years for the light from the nebula to reach us here on Earth. The neon red colour is analogous to the glow of a neon bulb as the Hydrogen gas is made to emit red light by the UV light from the stars within the nebula. I Imaged M42 here  using  a Nikon D5000 slr through a C9.25 telescope.

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Image of  the "Orion Nebula", in Orion, photographed from St. John's  on February 14, 2012 by Tim Caruk.

This is a close up view of the central region of M42, where new stars are born. The gases are condensing into globules which will later form stars. The solar wind from the bright central stars help to form the wispy appearance. Some of the stars are relatively young being formed only 10,000 years ago. I imaged M42 here with a C9.25 telescope and a Nikon D5000 Slr camera.

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