Re: (IAAC) Obj: M 42, Trapezium - Inst: 25" Obsession

At 04:41 PM 3/18/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I will post this question to the group here, and those from the astro email
>group, please excuse the double question:
>I have always seen red naked eye in the Orion Nebula, to the point where I
>pointed it out to novices and said "see that red glowing patch under the
>line of three stars in Orion?"  I didn't realize why sometimes I was looked
>at with perplexed stares, until just recently (in the past few years) I
>discovered that not EVERYONE see's red in the Orion Nebula.  I know that I
>have exceptional sensitivity to optical red.  Curiously, when I look with
>either binoculars or scope, the red disappears on me totally, regardless of
>seeing conditions or darkness.
>The question being, does anyone know of anyone else who has this sensitivity
>to red in Orion?
>Just wondering!
Jeff Medcaf's wife
Thanks!   -Todd
Todd Gross
Boston Meteorologist
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