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Image of the day 02/28/2019

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    M78

    Image of the day 02/28/2019

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      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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