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Messier M43 - De Mairan's Nebula

M43 (NGC 1982), also known as De Mairan's Nebula, is a diffuse nebula located within the constellation Orion, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

M43 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 7.0*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 20 x 15' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. De Mairan's Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. diffuse nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 1982
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 7.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 20 x 15'
      1. RA:
      2. 5h 35.5m
      1. Dec:
      2. -5 16'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Orion Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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