Amateur Astronomy Club

Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula – 16″ x 20″ – Aluminum

Photographer: Len DiPinto

This is an 16 x 20″ picture on aluminum with a float mount (shown in picture) for easy wall hanging.

Messier 42 (Orion Nebula) and The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. Messier 43 (Running Man Nebula) (alternatively designated S279 or Sharpless 279) is an HII region and bright nebulae that includes a reflection nebula located in the constellation Orion. It is the northernmost part of the asterism known as Orion’s Sword, lying 0.6° north of the Orion Nebula. The reflection nebula embedded in Sh2-279 is popularly known as the Running Man Nebula.