M78 by Alvaro Ibañez Perez.

M78 by Alvaro Ibañez Perez.

Alvaro Ibañez Perez

Las Inviernas, Guadalajara, Spain

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106EDX
Mount: Takahashi EM400 Temma2
Camera: CCD Atik 460EX mono + Astrodon LRGB + IDAS LPS P2
Filter Wheel: SX USB Filter Wheel
Guider: Lunático EZG-60 + SXLodestar
Focus: RoboFocus + AstroMatic (ftorrev)
Processing: PixInsight + PS
L: 48x600s bin1
R: 60x60s bin2
G: 60x60s bin2
B: 60x60s bin2

The nebula Messier 78 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog of comet-like objects that same year.