M78 Nebula and Vicinity - 150210

Messier 78 (NGC 2068) reflection nebula (large central bright nebula) as well as NGC 2064, NGC 2067, and NGC 2071. This region also contains McNeil's variable nebula. Nine hours of 10 minute subs taken over three nights with my AT-80LE and Celestron Nightscape camera.

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   Right Ascension: 5h 46m 46.713s (86° 41m 40.691s)
   Declination: +0° 1m 7.379s
Orientation: Up is 178.4 degrees East of North.
Image Size: 2.015° x 1.499° Pixel Scale: 1.952"

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