Deep Sky
M-43
Constellation: Orion
NGC1982
Looks a lot like M42.... Well, your right, it is part of the Great Orion Nebula.  M42 is the large part, with the Trapezium, M43 is the small, part - Looks like the head/eye section.  Formally, it is the De Mairan's Nebula.  It is separated from the other section by a dust lane, which you cansee well on this image.



I thought a copy of a black and white image was appropriate here.


Date: 29  Feb 2012
Images: 35 stacked
Time:20 sec
Place: Zuni High School
Zuni Pueblo, NM



5 images stacked
20 sec ea
Mar 23,2012