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            1980


Bright Nebula in Orion
NGC 1980

Mag 2.75



20/01/14
A bright glow surrounding the star I Ori (HIP 26241) at Mag 2.75
Just on the edge of The Great Orion Nebula, M42
I Ori looks to be a double star with a faint companion, widely separated

08/01/15
Nice bright ball of nebulosity when viewed through the UHC filter
In 25mm the whole FOV has interesting areas across it

16/01/15
In 18mm with UHC filter nebulosity around I Ori (HIP 26241) forms a really bright halo around the star, and extends above to HIP 26199 at Mag 4.75

08/12/15
Really bright glow around Hatsya, i Ori, 44 Ori, HIP 26241 which seems to mark the bright extent of M42 which does however encompass the double star HIP 26197A and B at Mag 5.60 and HIP 26199 at Mag 4.75

10/02/16
Back to Orion's sword, and the bottom nebula centred around
Hatsya, i Ori, 44 Ori, HIP 26241at Mag 2.75
A really large nebula, which would be a gem in it's own right if it were not touching M42 as it's horns swing round to it
Really good in 25mm, with a nice contrast to the dark sky around it away from M42
I don't know if NGC 1980 includes the really distinct oval nebula which surrounds HIP 26197 at Mag 5.60 and it's companion HIP 26199 at Mag 4.75, a very neat view in 25mm