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Start with the constellation of Orion. Below Orion 's belt is a fuzzy area known as the Great Nebula of Orion or M42. In this nebula is a bright star cluster known as the Trapezium , shown above. New stellar systems are forming there in gigantic globs of gas and dust known as Proplyds.

  Location J65 Celbridge Observatory
  Date/Time (UTC) 08 December 2006 23:00
  Optics 0.36m SCT, F6.3 reducer
  Filters None
  Imager Meade DSI-C
  Mount Astro-physics 1200GTO
  Exposure details 50 images * 15 seconds
  Software MaximDl, Photoshop 7
© David McDonald 2012 Updated 10 June 2012