The Orion Nebula is perhaps the most famous nebula in the night sky and is definitely one of the most beautiful. Located around 1,500 light years in the constellation of Orion, the Orion Nebula is one of the few nebulae that's actually visible to the naked eye. Seen just below Orion's Belt in the sword, the Orion Nebula looks like a "fuzzy star." To the naked eye, no actual detail can be seen. Yet with even a small telescope, some detail can be seen, yet none of those views are even close to the images taken by the Hubble.
The Orion Nebula spans an area of space about 30 light years across and is one of the closest active star forming regions to our solar system. This has made Orion a popular target for astronomers. Studying the nebula has greatly improved scientists understanding of stellar formation and evolution. Yet star formation isn't the only factor that makes the Orion Nebula such an intensely studied area. Astronomers have spotted a large number of protoplanetary discs, which are discs of stellar material that form around young stars. These discs are the birth places of solar systems, which have revolutionized our understanding of how solar systems form. Also, scientists have detected a multitude of brown dwarf stars, which are basically objects that are too large to be a planet and are too small to be a star.
Every winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the constellation of Orion dominates the night sky. So if you're in the Norther Hemisphere this winter, make sure to take a look at Orion. And if you have a good pair of binoculars or a good telescope, take a look at the Orion Nebula.
Well, this ain't an image taken by the Hubble, this image had been taken at home and yeah it is possible to take images like this with proper skills and equipments; camera, telescope.
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