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Exposure 4 x 240 sec
Film Pentax ist DS digital camera, 800 ISO
Telescope/Lens Stellarvue EDT 622mm/f6,1
Processing Adobe Photoshop
Date 2006.1.27
Comments A reflection nebula in Orion. M78 belongs to a larger system of nebulosity with the fainter nebulas NGC2067 and NGC2064.
Note the significant difference in the number of stars when looking at the left/right half of the picture. Dust/molecular clouds (dark nebulosity) blots out the light of faint stars on the left half of the picture. Distance: 1600 ly.

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