Location of Photo:
San Diego, CA
Date/Time of photo:
12/22/06 - 1/8/07
Meade DSI Pro II through Celestron C80ED 80mm Refractor mounted on Meade LX90 8" SCT. 10 hours total exposure, LLRGB processing.
M78 is a diffuse nebula of dark gas and dust lit by the reflected light of several B-type stars. 1600 light years from earth, this region of active new star formation has received recent scrutiny for its numerous Herbig-Haro outflow objects, jets of matter ejected from newborn stars.