It is a Christmas M 42 🙂
This sketch shows how M 42 look likes through 2” binocular. When I was sketching this nebula I had low moonlight on the sky, because the Moon was two day past first quarter. From this reason I didn’t caught more details in M 42.
Object name: M 42 (Messier 42)
Object type: Nebula
Location: Łęg Tarnowski , Poland
Date: 26 December 2009 r.
Time: 21:00 UT
Artist: Krzysztof Pieszczoch (Astrokrzychu)
Equipment used: Binocular 16X50 (2″) FOV 4,25 deg.
– Temperature about 0 Celsius degrees.