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Quote:But red outside that region? Not for me.
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Quote:I am new to observing. I was out tonight with my 12" Dob. Normally Orion is a colorless fan shaped cloud. Tonight after a few hours viewing I went to Orion. In the center was cobalt blue, and the edges of the fan were very pink. I had my wife look at it but she saw no color. Every time I looked the color was unmistakable. Is this my imagination? Why couldn't my wife see it? I also noticed more detail than any other viewings, and it seemed larger.
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Quote:If one is seeing any color at all in such an excessively low surface brightness glow as IC434, which is so far below the color detection threshold as to be impossible for any human who ever lived (I will boldly claim ), then one is definitely experiencing an illusory effect. And by extension, reports of red in other of the lower surface brightness nebulosities (including the outer parts of M42) are suspect.
Quote:Although I think we're getting off topic... the original account was of color within IC434 (which personally, I've never seen any hint of).
Quote:OK...just got in. With a 90mm mak I get a white cloud and with a 12" dob I am still getting the blue center and pink outlying areas with maybe a hint of green. I am guessing it to be real. I also get pink in the flame and horsehead nebulas. I can't resolve any real details, but the dim nebulosity (did I invent that word?) is tinged with pinkness.