Derby and District Astronomical Society

Messier 78 (NGC 2068)

Reflection Nebula in Orion
RA 05h 46m 42s  Dec +00° 03' 00"

[Messier Index]

Mike Lancaster captured this image of M78 the 20th February 2014. It is a stack of five frames of 120s seconds each taken with a Mallincam Xtreme X2 camera at AGC 5 using an MFR5 focal reducer and Astronomik CLS-CCD filter through a 10" Meade LX200 ACF SCT. No guiding was employed. The images were stacked, cropped and processed in Nebulosity v3 with further processing using Photoshop Elements and Astronomy Tools.   Image Credit: Mike Lancaster.