The emission M 78

Image of M 78
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , M 78 is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:43 (EDT) – 3 hours and 49 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 29° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:24.

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Name M 78
Object Type Emission
Other Names
NGC 2068
Position
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:8.00 (V) [2]
8.00 (B) [3]
Right ascension:05h46m [3]
Declination:+00°04' [3]
Distance:490.6 parsec
1599.2 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-0.45

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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