Messier 78: a beautiful reflection nebula

Messier 78: a beautiful reflection nebula
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Messier 78: a beautiful reflection nebula

Messier 78 or M78, also known as NGC 2068, is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion.
M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071.
This group belongs to the Orion B molecular cloud complex and is about 1,350 light-years distant from Earth.

This LRGB-image was captured with CHI-2 ( ASA500N telescope).
Data from an older "Pro Dataset" - Nik Szymanek posted a great tutorial how to remove the satellite trails in this dataset.

Total integration time: 120 minutes.
LRGB 3 subs of 600s each, with the 4 filters.

Processing with AstroPixelProcessor and Photoshop CC with .
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-2 (ASA500N, 50cm)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16803
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
2021-01-11
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
LRGB
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
AstroPanel Pro, Astronomy Tools, Topaz Sharpen AI & Franzis Denoise Projects 3 plug-ins
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
Pro Dataset TL