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Contains:  NGC 2071, M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064
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M78 - Barnard Loop part - Blue reflection Versus Red blowing wind, 





    
        

            Jocelyn Podmilsak
M78 - Barnard Loop part - Blue reflection Versus Red blowing wind

M78 - Barnard Loop part - Blue reflection Versus Red blowing wind

Technical card

Resolution: 4944x3284

Dates:Oct. 9, 2018

Frames:Astronomik L-2 - UV IR Block Filter 2" L-2 - UV IR Block Filter 2": 29x360" (gain: 90.00) -10C

Integration: 2.9 hours

Darks: ~21

Flats: ~31

Bias: ~51

Avg. Moon age: 0.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.16%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Astrometry.net job: 2440403

RA center: 86.851 degrees

DEC center: 0.495 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.251 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 222.906 degrees

Field radius: 1.031 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

The FWHM was poor with very bad sky stability but I kept all the data as there is only 29 frames.
This is a space blockbuster, a nebula very well known but so inspiring.

I had the clear intention on choosing this particular field.
I managed it to be framed precisely like it is, strange looking but meaningful to me.
If I was to do it again I should have 10 to 20% more field to the left available but still... Happy with it.

The following considerations have nothing directly related to both astronomy or photography but when I see a field like this, I feel more than if it is just a frozen scene.

The blue reflection inspires me of living powerfull stars amongst growing and newborn still cocooned and growing into the dust.
The red blowing winds inspires me of the dead if it is indeed coming from a supernova explosion as supposed. (A dead star... Its end has probably come to a beginning in a way)

The new borns are chasing the dead... And well, the dead is overwhelmed there.
The depth I sense is as visual as it is emotional in here.

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M78 - Barnard Loop part - Blue reflection Versus Red blowing wind, 





    
        

            Jocelyn Podmilsak