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The Orion Nebula

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mariosi    761

The Great Orion Nebula

 (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebulasituated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion.It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2000 times that of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula(Wikipedia)

An old sketch of Orion Nebula ,and I used  image processing. Here is the result and I hope you like it. 

DAY: Thursday    DATE: 23/12/14
TIME: 20:05    SEEING: 3/5
CONSTELLATION: Orion
TYPE: Nebula
SCOPE: Dob 200mm Synta S/W F.L.1200/f6
EYEPIECES: Ultra Wind 15mm S/W F.O.V. 66°
FILTER OF TYPE: UHC-S
MAG:80X
LOCATION OF SITE: Mammari

Marios 

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mariosi    761

Thank you all for the kind words! 

Marios

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Hayduke27    203

Beautiful sketch of a wonderful object.  Great work!

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mariosi    761
12 hours ago, Hayduke27 said:

Beautiful sketch of a wonderful object.  Great work!

Thank you very much my friend! 

Marios

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mariosi    761

Hello Niall,

Thank you so match .Amazing target with beautiful viewing through the eyepiece! 

Marios 

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niallk    1,581

Stunning sketch!!  That should be in a frame on your wall :)

The shade of green is spot on to what I see at the EP.

-Niall (another one :grin:)

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N3ptune    1,012

I would say it's the best drawing I've ever seen of Orion. Wow Mariosi, thanks for sharing, truly an impressive piece.

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