Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula sketch

M42, the Orion Nebula, sketched when high in the sky (and therefore out of the worst light pollution), from town on a moonless night.

Equipment used was a 16 inch Dobsonian and 26mm Meade Super Plossl giving me about 80x magnification.

M42 always looks like someone’s right hand holding a bow to me.  Ironic as its constellation is Orion the hunter.

(Coalville, 15th February 2018)