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Contains:  M 78, NGC 2064, NGC 2067, NGC 2068, NGC 2071

Image of the day 01/27/2020

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    Messier 78, 



    
        

            Casey Good
    Messier 78
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    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Astrophysics Riccardi-Honders Astrograph 305mm F/3,8

    Imaging camera:SBIG STX-16803

    Filters:HaLBGR


    Dates:Jan. 22, 2020

    Frames:
    B: 34x300" bin 1x1
    G: 29x300" bin 1x1
    Ha: 28x1200" bin 1x1
    L: 60x300" bin 1x1
    R: 32x300" bin 1x1

    Integration: 22.2 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 27.22 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 5.92%


    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 3199716

    RA center: 5h 47' 15"

    DEC center: +0° 12' 7"

    Pixel scale: 1.661 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 1.415 degrees

    Field radius: 1.021 degrees


    Resolution: 2956x3291

    Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, None

    Data source: Amateur hosting facility

    Remote source: DeepSkyWest

    Description

    Messier 78... I've lost count of how many times I've processed this image. I decided to loop back to it with a few new tricks, and it is the best so far I feel. Blended in some extra Ha data this time to make it pop.

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    crgood2
    Casey Good
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    Messier 78, 



    
        

            Casey Good