(IAAC) Obj: M 78 (NGC 2068) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 1/10/1999  22.30 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M 78 (NGC 2068)
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag 8.3  size 8'.0 X 6'.0
Position: RA 05:47  DEC +00:03
About 20.5 north of zeta Orionis, M78 appears as an extended, oval shaped
and very faint nebula surrounding two mag. 10 stars, no details were seen.
The nearby nebulae NGC 2064 and NGC 2067 were not seen in my 8".
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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