M 78, NGC 2064, NGC 2067, NGC 2071, LDN 1267
Messier 78 (or NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog. M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that include NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1,600 light years distant from Earth.
|Optics:||ASA N 12 Astrograph at /3.6|
|Mount:||ASA DDM 85|
|Filters:||Astronomik LRGB filter set|
|Exposure Details:||Ha = 180 min, R,G,B = 60 min. each|
|Subexposures:||Ha = 30 min, R,G,B = 10 minutes|
|Processing:||PixInsight, Photoshop CS|