Last month I submitted my first sketch of M42 to the forum. Following that submission I realised that I missed quite a bit of the nebulosity surrounding Theta 2. For this reason, I was keen to give it another go. I'm glad to report that I did see the finer 'whispy' elements of the Orion Nebula this evening. What is more, observing this section of the night sky at 50X the star 'Nair al Saif' was in my FOV. I found this region of the sword rather interesting, and I'm going to spend some time reading-up on it. Alternatively, if anyone would like to share their knowledge of this section of Orion with me, I'd be most grateful.
By 21:33 there was a biting SW wind. So, I packed-up as quickly as possible; jumped into into a warm car; and made my way home looking forward to a hot meal.
Other details about tonight's session are as follows:
Location: St Columba's College Rugby Field, Kilmashogue, County Dublin (Bortle 6)
Time: 20:57 UT
Instrument used: f/8 150mm Newtonian Reflector
Eyepiece: Orion 24mm Plossl
Materials used: 2B, 2H graphite pencils, and a blending stump. The image was sketched at the eyepiece and inverted using GIMP 2.0
As always many thanks for reading the above, and I welcome all comments, and feedback.
Edited by DDEV, 19 February 2020 - 04:57 AM.