Location of Photo:
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo:
February 7 and 25, 2011
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 FTO Luminance: 18x10 minutes Red: 9x10 minutes Green: 9x10 minutes Blue: 9x10 minutes
This is a picture of M78 , a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. This is the brightest reflection nebula in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1600 light years from earth.