The Great Nebula of Orion

The Orion Nebula

The Great Nebula of Orion
The Great Nebula of Orion

Hi Friends,
Following with my drawings from a light-polluted place, this time I show you my own Orion Nebula (M42) version, from the center of Madrid. As you could see, the nebula becomes faintest than in a dark sky but you can still perceive the trapezium.

Siguiendo con mis dibujos en lugares contaminados lumínicamente, esta vez os envío mi versión de la nebulosa de Orion (M42) desde el centro de Madrid. Como veis se vuelve más difusa que un cielo oscuro, pero aun así es fácilmente distinguible el trapecio.

Object Name: M42 – NGC 1976
Object Type: Nebula
Constellation: Orion; R.A.: 05h 35m; Dec: −05° 23′
Location Madrid (City Center), Spain.
Date March 5th 2014 21:50 h.(CET)
Temperature: 9 ºC Seeing: 4/5
Telescope: Celestron nexstar 5′ S/C.
Eyepiece: 25 mm celestron + barlow 2x.
Magnification: 100x
Filter: Astronomik UHC-E.
Media: Graphite pencil on white paper.
Scanned and then inverted and processed image with GIMP

Clear skies!!


3 thoughts on “The Orion Nebula”

  1. Yago,

    Even in the center of a major city, the Orion nebula shows its nebulosity and the trapezium. Nice sketch under tough conditions.

    Frank 🙂

  2. Thanks Frank,
    Indeed the trapezium makes a difference. In dark skies I can distinguish the trapezium with less magnification. But from the center of Madrid, I had to use the barlow to draw it.

    Thanks again.
    Santi.

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