Reflection Nebula NGC1788 in Orion

(RA 5h 06.9m , Dec. -3 21', 5 x 3 arcmin.)

This emission/reflection nebula is located 145' N of b Eridani (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on February 21, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer, autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Five white exposures (240 sec. each) were combined using AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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