The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex

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The Orion Molecular Cloud Complex (also often referred to as simply the Orion Complex) refers to a large group of bright nebulae, dark clouds, and young stars located in the constellation of Orion. The cloud itself is between 1,500 and 1,600 light-years away and is hundreds of light-years across. Several parts of the nebula can be observed through binoculars and small telescopes, with some parts (such as the Orion Nebula) being visible to the naked eye.

Nebulae within the complex:
the Orion Nebula
the Horsehead Nebula
Barnard’s Loop
Flame Nebula

Mount: NEQ6 Pro,
Camera: Canon 500Da
Lens: Canon 100mm USM f/4,
Frames: 16x5min, 20x15sec.
Soft: DSS, Iris, Photoshop, Lightroom, Pixinsight

Autor: Pavel Ivanovich

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