M78, NGC 2068

Noirlab_noao-m78_1024

noirlab_noao-m78 August 9th, 2006

Credit: T. A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This image of M78, the brightest diffuse reflection nebula in the sky, was taken in 2006 with the Mosaic imager on the Mayall 4-meter telescope on Kitt Peak. Located some 1600 light-years away and around 4 light-years across, M78 is part of the Orion complex, a large region of star-forming gas and dust.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m78/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M78 NGC 2068
Noirlab_noao-m78_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 46m 2.1s
DEC = 0° 0’ 36.3”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CW
Field of View
-36.0 x -36.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (R) 651.0 nm
Red Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Ha) 657.0 nm
Yellow Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Green Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (V) 538.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Red
Yellow
Green
Noirlab_noao-m78_1280
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ID
noao-m78
Subject Category
Subject Name
M78, NGC 2068
Credits
T. A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2006-08-09T12:13:35
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m78/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Red, Red, Yellow, Green
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, Ha, B, V
Central Wavelength
651, 657, 438, 538
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
86.50866934, 0.01008334346
Reference Dimension
3447.0, 3500.0
Reference Pixel
2287.298508, 1243.54306
Scale
0.000173, -0.000174
Rotation
-0.2
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-m78
Metadata Date
2020-10-26T12:14:27.990340
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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