|Reflection nebula in Orion|
|This nebula, also known as NGC2068, is the brightest reflection nebula in the sky and is located in Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Mechain and included by Messier in its catalog by 1780. It is included in a group of nebulas with NGC2064, NGC2067 y NGC 2071.
It is a cloud of interestellar dust that shines reflecting the light of young blue stars, mainly two of them of magnitude 10.It can be easily located near Alnitak the star in the Orion belt.
Distance from Earth: 1.600 light years.
Aparent visual magnitude: 8,3
|Fecha y lugar||dic-2016. Caraquiz, Madrid|
|Telescopio||ASA N10, f=906mm sobre montura ASA DDM85. Sin autoguía|
|Cámara||FLI ML16803. Filtros IDAS LPS, y RGB Baader|
|Proceso de imagen||L: 370x300s,
RGB: 135x300s. Proceso con Pixinsight
|Telescope||ASA N10, f=906mm on top of ASA DDM85 mount. No autoguide|
|Camera||FLI ML16803. IDAS LPS and RGB Baader filters
||L: 370x300s, RGB: 135x300s. Process with Pixinsight|
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