M78 In the Orion Molecular Cloud

Posted by BobFranke
on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

M78 (NGC 2068) is the brightest reflection nebula of a group that also includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. The group is located in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex that is about 1,600 light years from Earth. M78 was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and catalogued by Charles Messier in the same year.

Taken: 10/20/2014 to 11/29/2014Chino Valley, AZ

Takahashi FSQ-106ED Scope
SBIG STF-8300M camera
Baader LRGB filters
Losmandy G11 mount
Total exposure = 23.25 hrs.

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