Re: (IAAC) Obj: M 42, Trapezium - Inst: 25" Obsession


I will post this question to the group here, and those from the astro email
group, please excuse the double question:

I have always seen red naked eye in the Orion Nebula, to the point where I
pointed it out to novices and said "see that red glowing patch under the
line of three stars in Orion?"  I didn't realize why sometimes I was looked
at with perplexed stares, until just recently (in the past few years) I
discovered that not EVERYONE see's red in the Orion Nebula.  I know that I
have exceptional sensitivity to optical red.  Curiously, when I look with
either binoculars or scope, the red disappears on me totally, regardless of
seeing conditions or darkness.

The question being, does anyone know of anyone else who has this sensitivity
to red in Orion?
Just wondering!


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Gross <toddg@weatherman.com>
To: netastrocatalog-announce@latrade.com
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: M 42, Trapezium - Inst: 25" Obsession

>>I've seen red tinges with the 20" at very dark sites, but suspect they
>>would have been visible even in smaller scopes. Todd Gross (an active
>poster to
>>IAAC) has also logged "red/pinks" with a 16" dob:
>>    http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren/netastrocatalog/msg00154.html
>Hi! There is a very specific spot to look for the red too, visually.. it is
>in one of the "wings" that narrow
>shute, I can show you in a picture. True, I have only confirmed the
>reddish-ness in the 16", although I suspected it in excellent scopes much
>- Todd
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