M42 and Her Companions

Object Name M42, M43 and NGC1977
Object Type Emission and Reflection Nebulaes
Location Budy Dłutowskie (near Lodz) in Poland
Date 01:00, 13th of November 2010
Media (graphite pencil, white paper, color invert)
Equipment: Binocular Celestron Skymaster 25×100
Observing conditions: Seeing 4/5; low light pollution (naked eye range – 6,2 mag)
Hi !
This is sketch of Messier 42 (Great Orion Nebula) and her companions M43 and ‘The Running Man’ (NGC 1977) in Orion Constellation.
During the observation through this big bino, arms of M42 are clearly visible. Structures inside the nebula are also visible but they are really really faint.
M43 and NGC 1977 are shapeless, lighter areas around nebulas central stars.


5 thoughts on “M42 and Her Companions”

  1. Very striking sketch, Lukasz. The filaments within M42 look like they are moving away into the inky darkness, almost like a rainshower seen from the distance.

    Alex M.

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