Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  M 78  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2067  ·  NGC 2068  ·  NGC 2071

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

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Lacerta Photonewton

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool APT 3.13

Filters: Astronomik LRGB 31mm

Accessory: Skywatcher/Lacerta GPU comacorrector


Dates:Feb. 5, 2019

Frames: 67x180"

Integration: 3.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.35%


Astrometry.net job: 2533688

RA center: 5h 46' 51"

DEC center: +0° 7' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.568 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.422 degrees

Field radius: 0.624 degrees


Resolution: 2306x1703

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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