M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1,600 light years distant from Earth.


Technical card
Imaging telescope or lens: Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mount: Skywatcher AZ EQ-6 GT

Guiding telescope or lens: Celestron OAG Deluxe

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5III174

Focal reducer: Astro-Physics CCDT67 – 0.67x Reducer

Software: Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro, Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Filter: Optolong CLS – CCD (V4) 36mm

Accessories: MoonLite CSL 2.5" Focuser with High Res Stepper Motor, ZWO EFW

Resolution: 9144×6760

Dates: Feb. 10, 2018

Frames: Optolong CLS – CCD (V4) 36mm: 61×120" (gain: 75.00) bin 1×1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.29%

Astrometry.net job: 1958857

RA center: 86.690 degrees

DEC center: 0.053 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.279 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 266.911 degrees

Field radius: 0.440 degrees

Locations: Berga Resort, Berga, Barcelona, Spain

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