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NGC 1976 = M42

Bright (emission and/or reflection) nebula in Orion

Orion Nebula

Dreyer's description: !!! theta1 Ori and the great neb; = M42

Cross Identifications: GC 1179, h 360. Orion Nebula; Peiresc, Cysatus, Ha 1.5, Huygens, deCh 16, Bode 10, Flamsteed 748; Orion A, cont Trapezium Cl .

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    Right Ascension: 5 : 35.4 (hours : minutes)
    Declination: -05 : 27 (degrees : minutes)
    Distance: 1.6 (* 1,000 light years)
    Apparent Magnitude: 4.
    Apparent Diameter: 66. (arc minutes)

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