Mounted image 134: Messier 78: a reflection nebula in Orion

This 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.

Credit:

ESO/Igor Chekalin

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Id:mounted_0134
Release date:20 April 2012, 13:58
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 58.1 cm (H)
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