The other night I was outside observing with my telescope (12" Zhumell Dob) and I saw Mars, the Pleiades, several random constellations and some bright blue planet/star. I also found a small light blue 'smudge' though, and after about five minutes it still hadn't moved and appeared to have four or five faint stars in the center. It was so faint that I had to use averted vision just to see it clearly but it appeared to have a definite shape and maybe it was my imagination, but it looked a bit like the Horsehead Nebula. I'm in a fairly light-polluted area and I know the Horsehead is pretty far away, so my question is, could that have been what I was seeing or was it probably something else? Thanks. EDIT: I should mention that it was fairly close to the three bright stars in the Orion constellation, but it was to the lower right of them, not the left as the Wikipedia page said.