Animas, New Mexico
Imaged March 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 9th, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.
LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/25155996084/sizes/l
See my refractor image here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/12371358123/sizes/l/
Messier M78 is a large reflection nebula 1,600 light years away in Orion. The two 10th magnitude stars near the center illuminate the dust.
Luminance â€“ 24x600s â€“ 240 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
360 minutes total exposure â€“ 6 hours