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.


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: November 2010
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: Ha = 180 min, R,G,B = 60 min. each
Subexposures: Ha = 30 min, R,G,B = 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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