M 78 wide field in Orion
Exposure time total:
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
EOS 6D (ISO 1600)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team
(Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)
Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
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Messier 78 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It is the
brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that
includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs
to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, which is about 1,600
light-years distant from Earth.
The above wide-field image shows M 78 near the centre and
the famous Horsehead Nebula to the south-west of M 78. To the east
of M78 the huge, but faint emission nebula Barnard's Loop is visble.