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Contains:  NGC 2071, M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064

Image of the day 02/28/2019

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    M78, 





    
        

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    M78

    M78

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2306x1703

    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: 86.714 degrees

    DEC center: 0.129 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.568 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 0.422 degrees

    Field radius: 0.624 degrees

    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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