The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. 






Distance to Earth: 1,344 light years






Age: 3 million years






Magnitude: 4






Discoverer: Christiaan Huygens




Coordinates: RA 5h 35m 17s | Dec 5° 23.466’

The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. 
    • Age: 3 million years
    Coordinates: RA 5h 35m 17s | Dec 5° 23.466’