Re: M 78 and NGC 2017
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Great image. You might be interested to know that the variable nebula, widely known as McNeil's Nebula is not apparent on your image - that's because it apparently disappeared back in 2018 after being visible for several years. The nebula was originally described/discovered by Patrick McNeil in January of 2004. He imaged it with a Takahashi FC-76. I had imaged the exact same area about a month earlier with my Tak FC-76, but failed to notice the wisp of nebulosity that wasn't there before! I'm attaching my image...
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On 12/20/2020 4:28 PM, MJ Post wrote: