Reflection Nebula Messier 78

Date:4 September 2012 Tags:, ,

This new image of the reflection nebula Messier 78 was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2,2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. This colour picture was created from many monochrome exposures taken through blue, yellow/green and red filters, supplemented by exposures through a filter that isolates light from glowing hydrogen gas. The total exposure times were 9, 9, 17,5 and 15,5 minutes per filter, respectively.

Credit: ESO/Igor Chekalin

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