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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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