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M78 in Orion

M78 is a reflection nebulae in the constellation of Orion. It is basically clouds of interstellar dust that shine due to reflected and scattered light from nearby stars.

I shot this image using my Explore Scientific Reflector telescope on a moonless night when the temperature was -2 c. I took 40 exposures of 3 minutes and averaged them using DeepSkyStacker software. Further processing was done using Fitswork and Photoshop.

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