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Figure 2

Pencil drawing of a star nebular showing shaded regions and connecting lines between stars

Another John Herschel drawing, this time of the Orion nebula.  Notice the tight open cluster of stars in the heart of the region – known as the Trapezium.   (Monograph ϑ Orionis, John Herschel Papers, RAS: JH 3/2, p. 41)