The Messier 78 nebula: an image – 15 Jan. 2024

Messier 78 is one of the gems kept in the Orion constellation. We managed to capture an image and are pleased to share it here.

The Messier 78 nebula: 15 Jan. 2024.

The Messier 78 nebula: 15 Jan. 2024.

The image above comes from the average of 13, 120-second unfiltered exposures, remotely taken with the ARTEC250+Paramount ME+C3Pro61000EC robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project facility in Manciano, Italy.

Messier 78 (aka NGC 2068) is a bright reflection nebula and its visibility is due to the two bright stars involved in it. Discovered in 1780, it is located at about 1350 light years from us.

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