[M42, R. Schoofs]

Ralf Schoofs obtained this image of the brightest part of M42, well showing the Trapezium cluster of young stars.

[M42, M. Purcell]

M42 as photographed by Michael Purcell from the GCO, with the GCO's ST-6B CCD camera and their Celestron C-14 SCT at f/7. This is a 15-seconds exposure. M43 is just outside the image.

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    Image by French amateurs


    Color image of M42

    Hartmut Frommert
    Christine Kronberg

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    Last Modification: 8 Aug 1999