(IAAC) Obj: M78 - Inst: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield

Observer: Martin Baur
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 25.01.2000 19:00 MET
Location of site: clearing near Hofgeismar, Germany (Lat +51, Elev 820ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield
Magnification: 16x 21x
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): M78
Category: Reflection nebula.
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag 8  size 8x6
Position: RA 05:46.8  DEC +00:03
M 78 appeared as a small round and quite faint patch. I had to use averted
vision to see the fuzzy nebula clearly. To find its position I used the left
star of Orion's belt and hopped three stars north to 51 Orionis and then one
left. Now M 78 was south of this fourth star.
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