Messier 78: a reflection nebula in Orion

This chart shows the location of Messier 78 in the famous constellation of Orion (The Hunter). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and Messier 78 itself is highlighted with a red circle on the image. This reflection nebula is quite bright and can be seen well in moderate-sized amateur telescopes.

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ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1105b
Type:Chart
Release date:16 February 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1635, eso1219, eso1105
Size:3338 x 4302 px

About the Object

Name:Orion
Type:Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Category:Illustrations

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