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Tartan Details - Orion Nebula

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Orion Nebula" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10632
Designer: Arpin, Pierre
Tartan date: 29/05/2012
Registration date: 12 June 2012
Category: Fashion
Registration notes: In the amateur astronomer community, the Orion Nebula (Messier 42) is considered to be one of the most beautiful objects in the night sky, and can be easily observed through binoculars or a small telescope. Colours: purple is the dominant colour of the nebula; green is for the colour emitted by minor components of the nebula; red is for the colour emitted by hydrogen atoms when excited by background radiation; blue is the main colour of M43, an adjacent nebula; yellow is for the stars forming the trapezium in the nebula core.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
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