The Trapezium and Other Bright Stars of the Orion Nebula
Sketch and Details by Janis Romer
January, 1983. Temple University Night Owl, 17 1/2″ Dob. One of those Coulter mirrors*.
You will notice I have not included any of the smaller stars. I was using stars only as reference points for the nebula and simply ignored them. I’ve been tempted to go back and add them in, but decided I liked it better just the way I originally made it, warts and all.
Conte pastel pencils (white, blended greens) on black pastel paper.
*Note: James A. Braginton (Jacobsen), the owner/operator of Coulter Optical (deceased) was the first manufacturer of commercial Dobsonian telescopes. The Odyssey 2 (17.5” f/4.5) debuted in January of 1982. Nearly all of them were made in a small shop in Idyllwild, California. The early ones had well figured mirrors and were very inexpensive. Finished mirror sets were also sold in good numbers. -Frank McCabe