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Messier 78

Messier 78

M78 Cloud Complex is about 1,600 light years from Earth.
The hazy patches involves two stars of 10th magnitude.
These two stars, HD 38563A and HD 38563B, are responsible for making the cloud of dust in M78 visible by reflecting their light. (WIKI)
The Red patch on the lower right is part of Barnard's loop.

Imaged with the 8" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
Orion Starshoot Pro 2 Color camera.
12 frames of 5 min (total of 60 minutes)
EQ6 mount.
Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL.

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