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Object Type: Reflection
Size: 8' x 6'
M78 is the brightest diffuse
reflection nebula in the sky. Three other reflection nebulae in the image have separate
NGC designations: NGC 2064, NGC 2067, and NGC 2071. A new variable nebula in the region
was discovered in 2004 by Jay McNeil.
Vixen 102-ED/ST-10XME/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
Exposure: LRGB: L 12 x 5 minutes: R 12 x 5 minutes: G 12 x 5 minutes: B 12 x 5
minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: November 28 and 29, 2008
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were taken using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. Reduce Noise
was applied to the RGB image and the dim portions of the luminance image. A high-pass
filter of 4 pixels was selectively applied to a duplicate of the luminance image as a