This is my first naked eye constellation sketch. I had some trouble getting the angles on Orion’s left arm correct. Clouds were brushing across, so I had to skip around while sketching. Betelgeuse was the one obvious bit of color–orange-red. The M42/M43 nebula region glowed softly in the sword. After checking later, the dimmest star I sketched was Mag 5.78 (SAO113124) marked in the sketch.
|Date/Time||01/01/05 – 09:00 PM|
|Observing Loc.||Flagstaff, AZ – Home [111°39′ Long / 35°12′ Lat]|
|Conditions||P.Cloudy, breezy, 34°F|
|Transparency||Mag 5.8 (Based on SAO113124 in Orion)|
*Based on published data.