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Have you got Stellarium loaded on your computer yet?? You can view nebulae, galaxies and deep space objects on there to give you some idea of what is about in the sky, which varies from month to month!  :)


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if you wanting to look visually then M42 the orion Nebula is about the easiest to see this time of year, go to Orions belt in the south, and look below the middle star and you should be able to see something.


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As Rob says above, M42 the Orion Nebula is the easiest nebula to see at this time of year, but it will only look like a tiny fuzzy patch to the naked eye, assuming you are not surrounded by light pollution. The following screen shot from Stellarium shows Orion as it should look tonight and in the near future at about 11.30pm when it is due south...


stellarium-009.png


 


In binoculars the nebula may look like this from a dark site...


Sword_Orion_sketch_8x56_small.jpg


 


Through a telescope from a dark site it may look like this...


sngc_1976_magda_streicher.jpg


 


For a widefield photographic image have a look at Phils lovely photo...


http://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/9179-orion-central/


 


Here is a nice telescopic image by Phillip...


http://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/9045-first-m42/


 


Hope this helps.


Give it a try :)

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