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 (click to change), M 78 is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 7° below the horizon at dusk.

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

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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