M78 Project – Done!

M78 – Reflection Nebula in Orion

I am finally done my “winter project” of M78 in the constellation Orion. The winter weather in the Niagara Region doesn’t bode to well for astrophotographers as the clear nights are slim to none. Last night, however, I was able to squeeze in another 1.5 hours of shooting on this beautiful subject. I am satisfied with my results, and look forward to moving on to my next project, The Orion Nebula:) Thanks for looking!

72 frames
4 and 4.5 minute exposures
5 hours 30 minutes total exposure

Stacked with darks

ES ED80 Triplet Apo
Orion Mini Guidescope
Meade DSI II
Canon 450d unmodded
Stacked in DSS
Processed in PS CS5

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