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Contains:  NGC 2071, M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064
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M78 - Reflection Nebula in Orion, 


M78 - Reflection Nebula in Orion

M78 - Reflection Nebula in Orion

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging camera:QSI 683 WSG8

Mount:Paramount MyT

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding camera:QSI 683 WSG8


Filter:Astrodon LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series

Resolution: 1600x1255

Dates:March 5, 2016

Frames: 60x900"

Integration: 15.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.58% job: 990399

RA center: 87.065 degrees

DEC center: 0.317 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.997 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.912 degrees

Field radius: 1.129 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States


M78 is sometimes forgotten reflection nebula in the constellation of Orion and part of the Orion molecular cloud complex. It includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071 and other nebulae.

This image is an LRGB composite with more than 15 hours of data taken at Deep Sky West (25 x 900sec for L, ~18 x 600 sec for R, G and B). Again my first attempt at processing the data was rather basic, only using tools like MUREDenoise, AutoHistogram, and LocalHistogramEquilization plus standard stuff.



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M78 - Reflection Nebula in Orion,