Astrophotography by Rob


M78 and NGC2071

M78 and NGC2071

Location: Roi Et, Thailand (104 79 E, 15 31 N)

Date: 2nd and 4th March 2011

Camera: QHY-9 and QHY filters

Telescope: William Optics FLT110

Frames: Eight 10 minute L frames and eight 5 minutes exposures in each of RGB binned at 2x2.

Processing: Stacked in CCDStack, L and RGB combined, curves, noise reduction and selective unsharpened in Photoshop CS5.

Comments: M78 and NGC2071 are located in a dusty region of the Orion Constellation. Both are reflection Nebulae with M78 being the larger blue structure on the left and NGC on the right.


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