M78, vdB59 - 60; Orion
Astro-Physics 155 EDF f/7 refractor
ST-10XME LRGB 76:100:40:40 min. L=36Clr,40B. R= 60Ha,40R.
December 12-16, 2004
Comments: This famous star forming region in Orion contains a beautiful reflection nebula which appears blue in images. Not as often imaged, is a portion of a large and diffuse emission nebula which appears red. This emission nebula is part of a larger semi-circular complex called Barnard's Nebula. Other nebula see in this image are dark nebula, where dense gaseous regions block out starlight yielding dark clouds. A wide field view may be seen here.