Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  M 78  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2067  ·  NGC 2068  ·  NGC 2071
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Messier 78 in Orion, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
Messier 78 in Orion
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Messier 78 in Orion, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
Messier 78 in Orion
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Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 24, 2020
Frames:
Integration:
20h 30′
Avg. Moon age:
0.78 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.68%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4191435

RA center: 05h46m39s.1

DEC center: +00°0321

Pixel scale: 0.665 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.763 degrees

Field radius: 0.431 degrees

Resolution: 3661x2895

File size: 3.9 MB

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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