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Contains:  NGC 2071, M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064
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Messier 78 - the McNeil's Nebula had disappeared

Technical card

Resolution: 1700x1230

Dates:Feb. 1, 2019

Frames: 99x360"

Integration: 9.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.01% job: 2532949

RA center: 86.686 degrees

DEC center: 0.084 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.514 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 277.947 degrees

Field radius: 0.441 degrees

Locations: Home observatory, Balatonalmadi, Hungary

Data source: Backyard


McNeil’s nebula is a variable nebula near Messier 78 in Orion. It was discovered by Jay McNeil on 2004 January 23rd. It has disappeared from view on an image taken using the University of Iowa’s 500mm Gemini telescope on 2018 November 5th.



Lóránd Fényes
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Sky plot

Sky plot


Messier 78 - the McNeil's Nebula had disappeared, 


            Lóránd Fényes