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Date/Time of photo:
Nov, Dec 2011 and Jan 2012
TEC 140 @f5.6 and FLI ML8300 camera on Takahashi NJP mount.
An eerie blue glow and ominous columns of dark dust highlight M78 and other bright reflection nebula in the constellation of Orion. The dark filamentary dust not only absorbs light, but also reflects the light of several bright blue stars that formed recently in the nebula. The same type of scattering that colors the daytime sky further enhances the blue color.