The Orion Nebula (Messier 42, 43) - Sketch

great orion nebula drawing - m42, m43

Location and conditions: Negev desert, Israel, ~6.1 NELM.
Date: 17/10/2009 , 02:30
Instrument: Orion SVP 8" F/5 Newtonian, 25mm plossl + 2X barlow, 80X (0.65°).
Drawing details: Graphite pencil sketch on a white paper, made while observing with a telescope under a red light. Sketch is north oriented. Scanned, inverted and processed in Photoshop. Observer: Michael Vlasov.

Nebula in the middle: "Great Orion Nebula" - M 42 - bright emission nebula.
magnitude: 4m.  constellation: Orion. distance: 1.3 Kly.  
Involves "Trapezium" - group of 4 stars in the middle (Teta 2 Orionis).

Small nebula at top-left: Messier 43 - part of the Orion nebula complex.
magnitude 7m, distance: 1.3 Kly.

Original drawing:
orion nebula sketch - m42, m43