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Photographer:

Kelvin Phoon

Email:

phoon@ix.netcom.com

Location of Photo:

San Diego, CA

Date/Time of photo:

12/22/06 - 1/8/07

Equipment:

Meade DSI Pro II through Celestron C80ED 80mm Refractor mounted on Meade LX90 8" SCT. 10 hours total exposure, LLRGB processing.

Description:

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.

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