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Stone77, January 19 in Welcome
Hi, welcome to SGL
What you're looking at isn't a star, it's a nebula - M42 in Orion.
M42 indeed. At longer exposure, and somewhat longer focal length, it looks like this, where you can see just two star s of Orion's belt at the top, and M42 is shown somewhat overexposed at the lower right
Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
Welcome aboard, and congratulations on spotting your first DSO (deep space object) M42.
You now can see how addicting Astronomy is
Now you’re going to have to fight aperture fever!
I distinctly remember the first time I saw that view through the EP of a decent scope, on a bitter cold night in eastern Oregon, USA. A friend had a nice 4” refractor and we were far from any manmade light source, and it was “one of those nights”. It’s the only time I’ve seen the horse head, directly. Orion has been my favorite ever since. The entire region is full of amazing “stuff”, and I can spend most of a session just cruising around the neighborhood.
Hi, and a very warm welcome to the Lounge. Yep M42 Nebula
Hi and welcome.
Hello and welcome! I'm a recent joiner myself.
Hi welcome to SGL from Pete in Bedfordshire congratulations on seeing M42
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