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M78
Reflection Nebula

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M78 (right)

NGC Number:
NGC 2068 (right)
NGC 2071 (left)

Constellation:
Orion

Distance from Earth:
~1,600 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
8.3
8.0

Size:
8 x 6 arc minutes
7 x 5 arc minutes

M78

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Date Taken:
11/4/2007 - 11/7/2007

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
RCOS 16" Ritchey-Chretien
Bisque Paramount ME
SBIG STL 11000M
AstroDon Series I Filters

Exposure Specs:

540 minutes total

Lum: 20x15 min
Red: 8x10 min
Grn: 8x10 min
Blu: 8x10 min

Processed with:
CCDStack
Adobe Photoshop CS2
 

Copyright 2007, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.