Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 78  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2067  ·  NGC 2068  ·  NGC 2071
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M78 and the big loop, 


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M78 and the big loop
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M78 and the big loop

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 80ED

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-8300 with external FW

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 8x50mm Finder/Guider

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN2

Software: PixInsight  ·  Photoshop CS3  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.3 Beta 47

Filters: Baader Planetarium B 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium G 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium R 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium Luminance 36mm

Dates:Nov. 28, 2016Nov. 29, 2016

Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 10x600" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 10x600" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Luminance 36mm: 21x900" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 10x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 10.2 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 29.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.47%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1353094

RA center: 5h 46' 55"

DEC center: +0° 26' 6"

Pixel scale: 2.696 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.216 degrees

Field radius: 1.527 degrees

Resolution: 2470x3245

Locations: Garden Observatory, Schwechat, Lower Austria, Austria



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M78 and the big loop, 


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