M78 and some of Barnards Loop
This is another image taken with the dual rig.
M: Mesu 200
T: Takahashi FSQ85 0.73x
C: QSI683 and Moravian G2-8300 with Baader RGB filters, 3nm Ha Astrodon filters and Hutech IDAS.
Total exposure time 47 hours 30 mins.
This has been blended as a simple RGB combination, then with the Ha data added into the red channel. The luminance layer was created using the luminance data and some Ha data added.
M78 is is the blue reflection nebula in the centre of the frame and Barnards loop is the red / pink area to the left of the frame.
The nebula Messier 78 (also known as M78 or NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780.
M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that include NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1,600 light years distant from Earth.
Barnard's Loop (Sh2-276) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Orion.The loop takes the form of a large arc centered approximately on the Orion Nebula. The stars within the Orion Nebula are believed to be responsible for ionizing the loop. Recent estimates place it at a distance of between 518 light years and 1434 light years giving it dimensions of either about 100 or 300 light years across respectively. It is thought to have originated in a supernova explosion about 2 million years ago, which may have also created several known runaway stars
You can see here that M78 is located very close the the Great Orion nebula and you can see where it is in relation to the famous constellation that is so easily recognisable.