Messier 42

Orion Nebula and Surroundings

Messier 42
Messier 42
Messier 42
Messier 42 - Inverted

Dear Asod,

I send you here my sketch about M42 and NGC1981.
The Orion Nebula was one of the first things I have ever sketched and observed and this is still one of my favourites. When observing it in a full view NGC1981 is visible within the same FoV, a small but nicely shaping open cluster. I thought I will leave out the FoV and just sketch as it is, so the whole drawing in length is approximately 2°.
Equipment used: 130/650 SW, 26x
Media: graphite pencil on white paper (Photoshop to invert)
Observing date: 25th January 2012, UT: 22:30
Place: Hungary, Budapest

Clear skies,

2 thoughts on “Orion Nebula and Surroundings”

  1. It really makes for a dramatic view at the eyepiece of a widefield telescope or through binoculars, Fine sketching.

    Frank 🙂

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