(IAAC) Obj: M42, NGC 1976, Orion Nebula - Inst: Orion 20cm (eight inch)f/4 Newtonian, on Eq mount

Observation Poster: Carl Eckrode <carlndeb@aracnet.com>
Observer: Carl Eckrode
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 1102 UT
Location of site: Milwaukie, OR (Lat 45N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 8.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 20cm (eight inch)f/4 Newtonian, on Eq mount
Magnification: 32X, 88X
Filter(s): LPR
Object(s): M42, NGC 1976, Orion Nebula
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: ORI
Data: mag   size 65160'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Beautiful emission nebula, with a definite color (pale blue with the majority 
grey, even without the broadband filter).The Trapezium easily resolved.  At the
 "mouth" shaped edge of the nebula, the border between the dark portions and 
nebulosity were clearly defined, with good contrast.  Faint "whisps" of 
nebulosity at upper edge of nebula. At 32X, nicely fills the FOV.  As Mike 
Inglis states in "The Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects", "Incredible!"  
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