Astrophotography on La Palma – Messier 78

Last night I took my first astro picture with my own equipment from La Palma. My object of desire was reflection nebula Messier 78 in the constellation Orion.

After quite some unsuccessful attempts in the past days and nights (because of some technical problems, strong wind and clouds) this was a very big moment for me, and I am proud to show my first result here 🙂

LocationLa Palma / Spain
ObjectMessier 78 (reflection nebula)
Guidingyes, QHY5-II Mono via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
Luminance9x, 600s, bin: 1x1
Red10x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Green10x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Blue10x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Total exposure~1h55m

The image is also available in full resolution here. I decided to put this image into my “Top Astro-Pics Gallery”.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 16, 2022 at 13:25 pm