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M78 in Orion

About this object

M78 is a beautiful reflection nebula complex located 1600 light years away in the constellation Orion. M78 is the bright nebula near the center of the image. NGC 2071 is the dusty bright cloud near the top of the image. The area around M78 is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex which encompasses the Orion Nebula and the Horse-head Nebula.

Image Details

  • Optics : 10" Carbon Fiber Astrograph
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astronomik Type 2C LRGB filter set
  • Exposure: LRGB 310:80:90:120
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 4.56, CCD Commander
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Jan 2010
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