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Contains:  NGC 2071, M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064
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M78 - A Maelstrom of reflection and dust!

Technical card

Resolution: 3312x2475

Dates:Nov. 27, 2017Dec. 21, 2017Dec. 23, 2017

Astrodon Blue: 22x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 25x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 53x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 20x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 20.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.96% job: 1901567

RA center: 86.687 degrees

DEC center: 0.081 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.994 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.452 degrees

Field radius: 0.571 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States


A look at M78.
Focussed mainly on the details and a natural colour with some subtle variances in the dust, reflection and emission areas.
Hope you enjoy.



Paddy Gilliland

Sky plot

Sky plot


M78 - A  Maelstrom of reflection and dust!, 


            Paddy Gilliland

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