M78 (NGC 2068)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Nebula Orion 5h46.7 00°03' 8' x 6' 8.3 1.6 kly

The nebula Messier 78 (also known as M 78 or NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion, at a distance of about 1,600 light-years.

Other nebulae NGC 2064 (bottom right) and NGC 2067(top right) are also visible.

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Jan 30, 2004 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP