PhotographerAlvaro Ibañez Perez
Location of photoLas Inviernas, Guadalajara, Spain
Date/Time of photoDecember 23, 2017
EquipmentTelescope: Takahashi FSQ106EDX Mount: Takahashi EM400 Temma2 Camera: CCD Atik 460EX mono + Astrodon E-Serues Gen2 TruBalance LRGB filters + IDAS LPS + SX Filter Wheel Guider: Lunático EZG-60 + SXLodestar Focus: RoboFocus + AstroMatic (ftorrev) Adquisition: MaximDL + AstroMatic (ftorrev) Processing: PixInsight + PS
DescriptionThe 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.