M78 and McNeil’s Nebula

The constellation of Orion is a treasure-trove of deep-sky nebulosity, not only the famous emission nebulae, but also interstellar dust clouds. This is one of them, M78 or NGC2068, an impressive blue reflection nebula about 1500 light-years away and 5 light-years across in the center of the image. The blue nebulosity in the upper part […]

M78 – Reflection Nebula in Orion

M78 is sometimes forgotten reflection nebula in the constellation of Orion and part of the Orion molecular cloud complex. It includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071 and other nebulae. This image is an LRGB composite with more than 15 hours of data taken at Deep Sky West. Again my first attempt at processing […]