Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - Takahashi TSA102, with QSI583WSG

Guiding - QSI OAG and Orion Star Shoot Autoguider.

L R G B -340 165 165 285 (20 minute subs for Luminence, 15 minutes subs for red and green and 20 minute sub exposures for blue)

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS3

Object - M78 is located in the constellation of Orion, it lies at a distance of around 1600 light years and is 5 light years across It is classified as a reflection type of nebula which is illuminated by hot blue stars.

Notes -This image is dedicated to my recently passed father law.