M78 - NGC 2068 (reflection nebula)     (image above is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium , original)

Distance:  1,600 light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2, Astrodon Ha (3nm)
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 9x10min L, 1x20min Ha (bin1x1); 3x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4+spikes (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
Date/Location 8 November 2013 - Las Cruces, NM
Note: Result is only using a single frame of Ha as my best guess on this night was to try to use more Lum than Ha for the short amount of time I had for this object.

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