NGC1982 - M43
DSS image of NGC1982
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC1982, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC1982
Overlaid DSS image of NGC1982, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
2MASS J05353135-0516026, GC 1185, H III-1

Type  Bright Nebula
Magnitude  6.8
Size  20' x 15'
RA (2000)  5h 35' 31.4"
Dec (2000)  5° 16' 3" S
Constellation  Orion
Description  ! vB, vL, R, with tail, mbM * 8·9

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
14 Feb 2016 Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/10 SCT, Celestron C8 @ 57x

Bright enough to be seen with a first quarter Moon just 30° away, a faint patch of nebula surrounding the star NU Ori about 5' in diameter

Andrew Cooper
29 Dec 2015 Waikoloa, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" Gypsy @ 233x

A star with a halo of nebulosity, brightest near the star and fading radially, a wedge shaped gap on the northeast side of the star otherwise little detail to be seen, M42 visible to the south edge of the field, the central star is NU Ori, 6.5-7.6 magnitude

Andrew Cooper
22 Oct 2006 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
12x36 Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars

Small patch of nebula surrounding a star, just off the north edge of M42, round, faint but distinct

Andrew Cooper
12 Jan 2002 Las Cienegas, Sonoita, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Almost circular with a wedge missing on the NE side, centered on a single bright star

Charles Messier
4 Jan 1769

Position of the little star surrounded by nebulosity & which is below the nebula of the sward of Orion. M. Messier has included it in the drawing of the Great Nebula.
Other Data Sources for NGC1982
Nearby objects for NGC1982
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.