Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  M 78  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2067  ·  NGC 2068  ·  NGC 2071
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M78

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106EDXIII

Imaging cameras: QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683

Mounts: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106EDXIII

Guiding cameras: QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 photoshop CS6  ·  PixInsight 1.8,Maxim dl pro

Filters: Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen

Accessory: Robofocus


Dates:Feb. 9, 2016Feb. 10, 2016Feb. 18, 2016Feb. 21, 2016

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen: 14x600" (2h 20') bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen: 14x600" (2h 20') bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen: 22x900" (5h 30') bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen: 15x600" (2h 30') bin 1x1

Integration: 12h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 6.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.58%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1009630

RA center: 5h 48' 32"

DEC center: +0° 19' 33"

Pixel scale: 2.097 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.907 degrees

Field radius: 1.207 degrees


Resolution: 3309x2492

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Description

The nebula Messier 78 (also known as M 78 or NGC 206 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog of comet-like objects that same year.

M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that include NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1,600 light years distant from Earth. M78 is easily found in small telescopes as a hazy patch and involves two stars of 10th magnitude. These two stars, HD 38563A and HD 38563B, are responsible for making the cloud of dust in M78 visible by reflecting their light. (wiki)

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M78, 



    
        

            Francesco Wueest