View Full Version : M42 or the Chimp Face Nebula

2007-Jul-14, 07:21 AM
The BA has a monkey face cloud picture in his Blog. I always thought M42 was the Chimp Face Nebula. I've circled the face.

Original photo with a 14" LX200R on a Parmount ME. STL-11000, Ha,R,G,B image with 6 5' Ha images and 6 one minute images for RGB data.

My first post so hope I'm doing this right.


paul f. campbell
2007-Jul-14, 10:15 AM
Hi Rick

That is a wonderful image of m-42, nice work. Post more of your work when you can. Clear skies Paul

2007-Jul-14, 10:41 AM
That is a seriously gorgeous photo - well done and keep em comming

2007-Jul-14, 11:40 AM
Fantastic Image!

2007-Jul-14, 12:18 PM
Hi Rick.

Nice photo.

The one on the upper left looks like a chimp face too.

Thanks for sharing.


2007-Jul-14, 03:08 PM
Very nice photo.

I've never heard of a portion of it referred to as the "Chimp Face Nebula," though. I don't really "see" it.

2007-Jul-14, 03:57 PM
Does this help?


2007-Jul-14, 09:36 PM
Hi Rick, A Beautiful shot of the Orion. This is the first time i ever heard and seen being pointed out for me. need to checkout my photos of this region. great info thanks rick and it sure looks like a monkey. :)