M 78 - Reflection nebula in the constellation Orion

The bright reflection nebula M 78 is located in the eastern part of the well-known constellation Orion. It is the brightest reflection nebula in the night sky and is surrounded by 3 other nebulae with an NGC designation. The surrounding background nebulae are significantly fainter.

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Optics: Planewave CDK 12.5 with Televue 0.8x reducer
Aperture: 318 mm
Focal Length: 2030 mm
Camera: Alccd12
Exposure: 2er Mosaik, insgesamt 31 x 600 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop
Diameter:3 light years
Distance:1,350 light years
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