Christmas Great Nebula in Orion

Messier 42
Krzysztof Pieszczoch (Astrokrzychu)


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.
weather conditions:
– Temperature about 0 Celsius degrees.

Yours sincerely,
Krzysztof Pieszczoch

One thought on “Christmas Great Nebula in Orion”

  1. Krzysztof,

    It is just one of those celestial wonders that is sketchable at any magnification with any aperture.
    Very fine.

    Frank 🙂

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