Antilhue - Chile

M 78 + NGC 2071
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Designation M 78  (NGC 2068)  with NGC 2071
Constellation Orion (Ori)
Description A dusty nebula discovered in 1780 by Méchain. The pair of stars that excite M78 stare out like a pair of eyes. The fainter but nicely structured reflection nebula NGC 2071 is off to the lower right. Close attention shows that the whole 30' x 46' field with north on the left is filled with nebulosity.
Exposure LRGB 80:36:30:48 min @ -14°C, all 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided,  CFW-8,  Astronomik Clear IR filter and SBIG (CS) RGB Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Registar, DeBloomer, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 31Dec2002 - 04:00 UTC for L and 02Jan2003 - 04:15 UTC for RGB
Conditions Transparency 6-7,  Seeing 5, Temperature +13°C