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Messier 78
Messier 78 HD slice

Messier 78 - reflection nebula

Messier 78, is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Orion .

Messier 78 is magnitude 8.3* and is 8' x 6' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) or 0.5° in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Messier 78
      1. Type:
      2. reflection nebula
      1. Size:
      2. 8' x 6'
      1. NGC:
      2. NGC 2068

    * One can see up to magnitude 7-8 objects with perfect eyes under ideal dark sky conditions.



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