NGC 1980 - Lost Jewel of Orion

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster NGC 1980 (Lost Jewel of Orion) in the constellation Orion.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster NGC 1980 (Lost Jewel of Orion) in the constellation Orion is the southern and brightest part of Orion's sword. The designation NGC 1980 denotes both an open star cluster and an emission nebula (associated wth iota Orionis).

Size: 15' (Stoyan)
Distance: 1,500 light years (Stoyan)
Ranking: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

The open star cluster NGC 1980 (Lost Jewel of Orion) in the constellation Orion

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

    

NGC 1980 - Feb 20, 2021

 

NGC 1980 - Feb 20, 2021, processed

Vespera

    

NGC 1980 with M 42/43, Jan 18, 2023 - original (41 frames = 400 seconds), mosaic

 

NGC 1980 with M 42/43, Jan 18, 2023 - large (41 frames = 400 seconds), processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations January/February 2021

Observations January 2023

 

References

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