NGC 1999 (Reflection Nebula) - Sketch

ngc 1999 sketch

Object details: NGC 1999 - reflection nebula
Location and conditions: Yehuda Desert, Israel, ~6.1 mag. sky.
Time and date: 28-29/10/2011 , ~02:30.
Instrument: Orion skyview pro 8" F/5 Newtonian. 6mm TMB planetary eyepiece.
Drawing details:Graphite pencil sketch on a white paper, made while observing with a telescope under red light. Processed in Photoshop. Observation by Michael Vlasov.

Small, faint and diffuse reflection nebulocity around a bright, 10m central star in Orion. Has roundish shape, with irregular edges, and a distinct dark spot embedded into it's SW side (lower right at the drawing).

Original drawing:

ngc 1999 sketch original