M78, NGC 2067, and NGC 2017 reflection nebulae

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M78, NGC 2067, and NGC 2017 reflection nebulae

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While putting together my astrophotography website I noticed that I had only taken about 40 subs (2 minutes) of one of the most interesting reflection nebula ... M78.

So I decided to re-image M78 last night. M78 is a reflection nebula in Orion. It is part of a group of nebulae consisting of M78, NGC 2067, and NGC 2071.

I started imaging around 7:30PM and wanted to image until M78 was too low in the West (hidden by trees). I took a total of 155 images using my 11 inch SCT and ZWO ASI2600. Of those I had to throw about about 20 images since clouds started to form (and got heavier) after about 11PM. I only used 135 of the 155 subs taken.

After processing I was surprised at how well the Stellarvue/ZWO ASI071 combined did with only 40 subs...

Roger


Image of M78 group taken in 20221 with Stellarvue SVX130 and ZWO ASI071 camera. 40 subs of 2 minutes
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Image of M78 group taken last night with 11 inch SCT and ZWO ASI2600. 135 subs of 2 minutes.
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Platesolve of the M78 group
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Roger M.
Celestron CPC1100 EDGE, Stellarvue 130T refractor dual mounted on iOptron CEM120 on permanent pier mounted in Observatory. Imaging camera ZWO ASI2600 OSC, guide camera Lodestar or ZWO ASI290MM.
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Re: M78, NGC 2067, and NGC 2017 reflection nebulae

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Pretty amazing, Roger.

This area of Orion is too-neglected.

Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

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Re: M78, NGC 2067, and NGC 2017 reflection nebulae

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Steve

Thanks...

Orio is just full of interesting objects!

Roger
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Celestron CPC1100 EDGE, Stellarvue 130T refractor dual mounted on iOptron CEM120 on permanent pier mounted in Observatory. Imaging camera ZWO ASI2600 OSC, guide camera Lodestar or ZWO ASI290MM.
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