Orion Nebula M42: justifiably one of the sky's most famous deep sky objects! The Orion Nebula is found in the sword of the constellation Orion. It is a bright and a beautiful sight in most any telescopes. The nebula in the upper left corner is known as the "running man nebula". M42 is a stellar nursery 1,500 light years away. This photo was taken in Colorado Springs in Feb 2005. Pentax 105 SHDF at f /6.7 with a Canon 10D, 7x180sec exposures.