Messier M78

Object Information
Messier object: M78
NGC (New General Catalog) number: NGC 2068
Discription: Diffuse Nebula
Located in constellation: Orion
Right ascension in hours:minutes: 5:46.7
Declination in degrees:minutes: 0:03
Visual magnitude: 8.3
Size: 8 x 6 arc minutes
Image size: 55.23 arc minutes high by 40.98 arc minutes wide
Image orientation: North is top, East is left
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Observing Log
Date December 21, 1998
Time at end of first CCD image 23:48 PST December 20, 1998
Time at end of last CCD image 00:00 PST, December 21, 1998
Observing Location: At home on the drive way
Observation of object:
Sky Conditions
Sky transparency: 5.5 (Magnitude of the faintest star visible with the unaided eye in Ursa Minor)
Moon sets at 18:31 PST December 20, 1998
Astronomical twilight ends in the evening at 18:16 PST December 20, 1998
Astronomical twilight starts in morning at 6:00 PST
Observing Equipment
80 mm aperture refractor telescope and CCD Cookbook Camera
CCD image time: 4 - 240 seconds images added together
CCD dark calibration frames: 8 - 240 seconds dark frames

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