The Great Orion Nebula. M43 NGC 1982

M43 NGC 1982.

Object Type Emission Nebula
Constellation Orion
Magnitude 9.0
Size 20.0' x 10.0'

M43 is a detached portion of the famous emission nebula, M42. It appears as a small, hook-shaped nebula just north M42. It is actually part of M42, appearing to be seperate because of a dark dust lane between the two. Long exposures show the underlying gas.