A model of the Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976). It is one of the brightest nebulae and is visible with the naked eye. This model of the nebula is based on current data and includes the trapezium at the center, and several propylids scattered throughout. The nebula gas is created using maya paintFX. Watch the attached quicktime movie to see an animated tour of the model.