The second entry for the competition is this shot of the great Orion nebula. This happens to be my favourite object in the sky (and if it isn’t yours, why on Earth not?); I saw it first through my own six inch reflector, on a very dark and clear night and I can still remember the feeling as the sheer three-dimensional nature of it struck me. I also remember the colour; a green that you just don’t seen anywhere else, so I’m always slightly biased against pictures that show it as pink. Don’t let that put you off, though.
October 4th, 2006