Observation by Graeme Coates: M78

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Graeme Coates

Observer

Graeme Coates

Observed

2021 Dec 01 - 00:00

Uploaded

2022 Feb 04 - 17:53

Objects

M78
Barnard's Loop (Sharpless 276)
NGC2064
NGC2067
NGC2071

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 05h47m
Dec: +00°24'
Position angle: -5°04'

Field size

1°47' × 2°25'

Equipment
  • Skywatcher Esprit 80ED
  • MI-250
  • STF-8300M
Exposure

37.5hrs

Location

EEYE

Target name

M78

Title

M78

About this image

M78 in Orion - not as famous as the "other" Messier nebulae, but a very interesting object nonetheless containing further areas of star formation, but with many young stars hidden in visible wavelengths (but which shine in IR). A few young stars are evident as Herbig Haro objects. M78 is the brighter of the group of reflection nebulae including NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. McNeill's nebula is still not visible.

Shown also is part of Barnard's Loop (to the top), and the enigmatic object "Bernes 100" which glows like a miniature rainbow just to the North of M78. The whole region is bathed in fainter HA emission which has been incorporated into the LRGB image. 

 

Taken from EEYE in Dec 2021 and early Jan 2022.
Image capture: Paul Tribe & Graeme Coates.
Processing: Graeme Coates

L: 75 * 10m 
R: 25 * 10m
G: 24 * 10m
B: 20 * 10m
HA: 54 * 15m

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Mike Harlow
Mike Harlow, 2022 Feb 04 - 22:41 UTC

Excellent image...and don't forget McNeil's nebula...!

Graeme Coates
Graeme Coates, 2022 Feb 04 - 22:45 UTC

Thanks Mike - McNeil's Nebula still Missing In Action! 

 

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