Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  M 78  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2067  ·  NGC 2068  ·  NGC 2071
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Messier 78 in Orion
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            Steve Milne
Messier 78 in Orion
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Imaging cameras: QSI 690 WSG-8

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II UP

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: TEC Field Flattener

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Open PHD PHD 2.5  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance


Dates:Feb. 24, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 48x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 48x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 51x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 48x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 20.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.68%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3312025

RA center: 5h 46' 37"

DEC center: +0° 3' 25"

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.808 degrees

Field radius: 0.444 degrees


Resolution: 3364x2679

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

Messier 78 (NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula found 1,600 light years away in the constellation of Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in early 1780.

M 78 was photographed between 1 January and 24 February 2020 from an imaging rig in Spain that is privately owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture Details:

Telescope: TEC 140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Lum: 51 x 600s
Red: 48 x 300s
Green 48 x 300s
Blue: 48 x 300s

A total of 20 hours and 30 minutes exposure.

Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Processing: Steve Milne

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