Messier 78 (M78)
Messier 78 (M78) and NGC 2071. Also visible in the top right corner is part of the loop of Orion (Barnard's loop or Sh 2-276). The diffuse nebulosity extending to the bottom right eventually reaches the famous Horsehead nebula. Information at Wikipedia.
- 19 15 Minute lights (7h 15m), captured over 3 nights with Nebulosity, stacked with 100 flats and 100 bias frames in DeepSkyStacker.
- Processed in PixInsight Core with Dynamic Background Extraction, nonlinear histogram transformations, small and large scale ACDNR, SCNR to remove green cast, HDRWaveletTransform.
- Published with PaintShopPro X2
- The monitor used during processing was calibrated using Spyder3Elite. The image was processed and published using the sRGB color profile for the widest possible compatibility. FireFox 3 has color management capabilities. Use Google to find out how to enable these.
Image of the setup
- William Optic Megrez 110ED with TRF-2008 flattener
- QHY8 with IDAS-LPS filter
- EQ6/Atlas EQ/G controlled by EQMOD
- Guided with a DSI-Pro
- Focused with a Bahtinov mask (drawn by myself in InkScape)
- Kept dew free with Dew-Buster
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