Discover the Wonders of the Sword Of Orion

This is an amazing part of the sky that will blow most amateur astronomers away. Containing the Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula as well as multiple open clusters.

The Sword of Orion asterism is located in the Orion Constellation, which is easily identifable due to its person like shape. Once located find the sword part of the figure to find all of the celestial phenomena located within it.

This includes the open clusters NGC 1980 and NGC 1981. NGC 1973, NGC 1975 and NGC 1977 also known as the Orion Nebula. As well as M42 or the Orion Nebula and M43 known as De Mairan's Nebula.

What equipment do you need to see the Sword of Orion?

The Orion nebula and associated open clusters can be seen in all skies under all powers. Using all types of equipment as long as they meet our minimum requirements for astronomical equipment.