QOTW 12 This image of the Orion Nebula comes from NASA/ESA. It is easy to spot on a clear night: find Orion, his belt, and his sword hanging from his belt. The nebula is the brightest part of Orion's sword. The view is much more impressive with binoculars or a telescope. The Orion Nebula is also known as M42. Check here to answer, "What does the M in M42 stand for?"