JOHN CHUMACK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN CHUMACK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The Great Sword of Orion, a complex stellar nursery in the constellation Orion which includes Messier 42 (the Orion Nebula), Messier 43, and NGC 1973, 1975 and 1977 (the Running Man Nebula). Photographed with a Canon Rebel XSi + Vixen 5 scope; 42 minute exposure at ISO 400.
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