Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc

Peiresc discovered M 42, the Orion Nebula, with a small refractor at Aix-en-Provence. A year later the object was found again by Cysat. About Peiresc and his discovery see: Harald Siebert, Die Entdeckung des Orionnebels. Historische Aufzeichnungen aus dem Jahr 1610 neu gesichtet. In: Sterne und Weltraum. No. 11, 2010, p. 3242.

D N NI Y M D Ap I T Observer Name Con Type S Author Title Source
1 N 1976 1610 11 24   Rr v Cysat 1611 M 42, Orion Nebula ORI EN+RN 2 Bigourdan, G.  La decouverte de la nebuleuse d'Orion (N.G.C. 1976) par Peiresc  Comp. Rend. 162, 489-490 (1916)