Orion Nebula

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nachiket1
Orion Nebula

I was wondering whether there is any way to observe the Orion Nebula? If not, can is be added to the target list? I need to observe it for my GCSE astronomy coursework.


NSOStacey
Orion Nebula

Hi nachiket1 - unfortunately the entire Orion Nebula system is far too large to get in a single observation using the telescope - as this is the closest star formation region to the Earth, it's very large in the night sky. In order to see the whole nebula we would need to take almost 40 separate images and stitch them together. Therefore, we cannot easily observe this object with the Liverpool Telescope. There are other similar objects in the catalogue though, such as NGC1893 or the Heart Nebula.