Tuesday, 11 December 2012

M78


M78 / NGC 2068
Constellation - Orion
Diffuse nebula
Distance - 1630Ly
Mag 8

Date - 10/12/12
Seeing - Antoniadi II
Transparency - Poor
SQM - 21.59 (LM 6.4)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 14mm Delos x135 TFoV 0.32˚

Sketch notes
I think the best way to describe M78 is that it looks like a thumb print in the sky with no detail just a very faint star in the centre. Very few background stars and an easy find.

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