DSLR astrophotography by Sergi Verdugo
Exposure: 19×600″ @ ISO 800
Telescope: William Optics Megrez 88FD with Borg DG-L
Filter: Baader UV/IR cut 2″
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6 Pro
Camera: Modded Canon 350D in cooler box
Date: 16th October 2009
Location: Rasos de Peguera (Barcelona, Spain)
Comments: An object that I like very much but needs more exposure to get the information I’d like. Also, I’m a bit surprised about the colors, very different than images of this object from other people, but I did the color callibration the same way I do it in all my images.
M78, also known as NGC2068, is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula in the sky, situated in the rich constellation Orion.
It belongs to the Orion complex, a large cloud of gas and dust centered on the Orion Nebula M42/M43, and is about 1600 light-year away from the earth. It is M78 measures almost 4 light years in extension.