Messier 43

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Messier 43
emission nebula
H II region
Messier 43 HST.jpg
De Mairan's Nebula (M43) taken by the Wide Field Channel of Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 05h 35.6m
Declination −05° 16′
Distance 1600 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) +9.0
Apparent dimensions (V) 20′x15′
Constellation Orion
Notable features Trapezium cluster
Designations M43, NGC 1982,
De Mairan's Nebula
See also: Lists of nebulae

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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Coordinates: Sky map 05h 35.6m 00s, −05° 16′ 00″