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Contains:  NGC 2071, M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064

Image of the day 02/02/2015

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    M78 Widefield LRGB, 


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    M78 Widefield LRGB

    M78 Widefield LRGB

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3300x2490

    Dates:Jan. 25, 2015

    Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 9x900" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 14x900" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 38x900" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 9x900" bin 1x1

    Integration: 17.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 5.58 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 31.33% job: 515676

    RA center: 87.023 degrees

    DEC center: 0.614 degrees

    Pixel scale: 2.099 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -90.010 degrees

    Field radius: 1.205 degrees

    Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Fresno, CA, United States


    First time on this object. Will soon have Ha to add. There are some very good details in the red hues that are very well supported by the Ha I'm looking forward to trying for. In my opinion, this image Mohammad Nouroozi ( is an excellent archetype as is this one by "Marco" ( which shows off the extra detail brought in by Ha.



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    M78 Widefield LRGB, 


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