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Contains:  NGC 2071, M 78, NGC 2068, NGC 2067, NGC 2064
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M78 from new set-up FSQ-106&G316200) @e-EYE (Spain)

Technical card

Resolution: 4468x3596

Dates:March 1, 2019March 2, 2019March 3, 2019March 4, 2019

Baader B 1.25'' CCD Filter: 32x300" -25C bin 2x2
Baader G 1.25'' CCD Filter: 46x300" -25C bin 2x2
Baader L 1.25" CCD Filter: 65x600" -25C bin 1x1
Baader R 1.25'' CCD Filter: 50x300" -25C bin 2x2

Integration: 21.5 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 26.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.48%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00 job: 2582451

RA center: 86.683 degrees

DEC center: 0.084 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.331 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 273.602 degrees

Field radius: 1.856 degrees

Locations: Remote observatory : Apollo IV @ e-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


First image with our new operational set-up(dual with the Altair 130) @-Eye in Spain, the FSQ-106 and Moravian G2-16200,
Messier 78 is a reflection nebula as located in the direction of the Orion constellation. Located about 1,350 light-years from Earth, M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula that belongs to the Orion B molecular cloud complex, a group of nebulae that includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. It is easily found with small telescopes and appears like a bright, hazy patch in the night sky.
M78 is a cloud of interstellar dust. It is illuminated over an expanse of four light years by the by the energy of its embedded, bright blue, early B-type stars which emit a continuous spectrum. In the area are 45 low mass stars with hydrogen emission lines – irregular variable stars similar to the star T Tauri – which may very well be at the beginning stages of their stellar life.
One thing is certain – Messier 78 is a pretty incredible star forming region
A significant number of dramatic outflow sources are found in the region of M78. Called Herbig-Haro objects, astronomers believe these are jets of matter ejected from neophyte newly formed inside M78
L : 65x600sec
R : 50x300sec en binx2
G : 46x300 sec en binx2
B : 32x300sec en binx2
Soit 21h30minutes d’exposition



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M78 from new set-up FSQ-106&G316200) @e-EYE (Spain),