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M43 (nebula)

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M43 (nebula)

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Messier 43 (also known as M43, De Mairan's Nebula, and NGC 1982) is an H II region in the Orion constellation. It was discovered by Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan before 1731. The De Mairan's Nebula is part of the Orion Nebula, separated from the main nebula by a lane of dust. It is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.

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  • The De Mairan's Nebula @ SEDS Messier pages
  • Messier 43 on Articles and images

, −05° 16′ 00″

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