Location of photoSt. Cloud, Florida
Date/Time of photoNovember 6, 2007
EquipmentTakahashi TSA102 / EM11 Temma Mount SBIG ST-10
DescriptionM78 is a part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex (famous for M42, The Great Orion Nebula).
M78 is a Reflection Nebula and it happens to hold the distinction of being the brightest of these very dim nebulae.
It's the "Brightest Dim Nebula!"
Captured with my Takahashi TSA102 Refractor and SBIG ST-10 CCD camera, it was necessairy to expose for 30 minutes at a time (subs) due to the faintness of the target.
Total exposure time, LRG&B over a 2 day period was 7 1/2 hours.