Messier 78 (Reflection Nebula) - Sketch

messier 78 reflection nebula drawing, observing log

object details: Messier 78 (reflection nebula)
magnitude: 8m, size 8', distance: 1.6kly, constellation: Orion.

Location and conditions: Negev desert, Israel, ~6.5m sky.
Time and date: 04/10/2008 , 03:30.
Instrument: Orion Skyview Pro 8" F/5 Newtonian, 8mm TV plossl (125X).
Drawing details: Graphite pencil sketch on a white paper, made while observing with a telescope under a red light. Sketch is north oriented. Drawing was scanned, inverted and processed in Photoshop. Observer: Michael Vlasov.