Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  M 78  ·  M78  ·  NGC 2064  ·  NGC 2067  ·  NGC 2068  ·  NGC 2071  ·  NGC2064  ·  NGC2067  ·  NGC2071
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M78 - OSC

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Equinox 120ED

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Evoguide 50ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM mini

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer 120 ED

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight 1.8.8-5  ·  Adobe Creative Cloud

Filters: IDAS UV/IR CUT 2"

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser  ·  ZWO EFW 5 x 2"  ·  ZWO ASiair


Dates:Feb. 14, 2021Feb. 15, 2021March 10, 2021

Frames:IDAS UV/IR CUT 2": 46x600" (gain: 240.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 7.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 10.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 4264049

RA center: 5h 46' 48"

DEC center: +0° 5' 32"

Pixel scale: 1.252 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -69.094 degrees

Field radius: 0.921 degrees


Resolution: 4237x3178

Data source: Backyard

Description

M 78, also known as NGC 2068, is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780.
M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs to the Orion B molecular cloud complex and is about 1350 light-years distant from Earth.

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