Location of Photo:
Weppersdorf / Austria
Date/Time of photo:
10" f4 Lacerta Photonewton and ASI1600MMP
M78 is a complex of reflection nebulae, dark clouds hiding stellar nurseries and patches of emission, including Herbig-Haros and one of the prominent variable nebulas, McNeil's. So much variable indeed, that it was not visible at all at the time of these exposures.