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Image of the day 05/06/2021

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    M78 meets Barnard's Loop, 



    
        

            Frank Breslawski
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    M78 meets Barnard's Loop

    Image of the day 05/06/2021

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      M78 meets Barnard's Loop, 



    
        

            Frank Breslawski
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      M78 meets Barnard's Loop

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 130D

      Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

      Mounts: 10 Micron GM3000 HPS

      Software: PixInsight 1.8

      Filters: Baader UV/IR Cut


      Dates:Feb. 10, 2021Feb. 12, 2021Feb. 13, 2021Feb. 14, 2021

      Frames:UV/IR Cut Filter: 546x120" (18h 12') (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

      Integration: 18h 12'

      Darks: ~50

      Flats: ~30

      Bias: ~200

      Avg. Moon age: 8.31 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 3.31%

      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


      Astrometry.net job: 4453462

      RA center: 5h 48' 3"

      DEC center: +0° 25' 18"

      Pixel scale: 2.749 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -39.388 degrees

      Field radius: 1.353 degrees


      Resolution: 3000x1886

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      It's taken a little while since my last image, but I finally got a chance to work on my February data from Messier 78.

      For me, this is one of the most stunning places in Orion. The reflection parts of M78 are bordered on all sides by dark nebulae and contrast strongly with the H-alpha foothills of Barnard's Loop, which shine brightly like a great wall.

      As with some of my past images, the combination of the Takahashi Epsilon together with my ZWO OSC turns out as a real dream team. :-)

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