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Image of the day 02/28/2019

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    M78

    Image of the day 02/28/2019

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      M78, 



    
        

            tommy_nawratil
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      M78

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Feb. 5, 2019
      Frames:
      67×180(3h 21′)
      Integration:
      3h 21′
      Avg. Moon age:
      0.56 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      0.35%

      RA center: 05h46m51s.34

      DEC center: +00°0744.0

      Pixel scale: 1.568 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -0.426 degrees

      Field radius: 0.624 degrees

      WCS transformation: thin plate spline

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 2306x1703

      File size: 1.8 MB

      Locations: my little astrofarm, Weppersdorf, Austria

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      M78 is a complex of reflection nebulae, dark clouds hiding stellar nurseries and patches of emission, including Herbig-Haros and one of the prominent variable nebulas, McNeil's. So much variable indeed, that was not visible at all at the time of these exposures. The M78 complex is one of the brightest reflection nebulas, easily seen in a small telescope. Amazing to see how much detail appear with fair resolution.

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