14 Sep 2010

Zodiacal Light over NAO Rozhen

Zodiacal Light over NAO Rozhen

Zodiacal light is a faint, roughly triangular, whitish glow seen in the night sky which appears to extend up from the vicinity of the sun along the ecliptic or zodiac. Caused by sunlight scattered by space dust in the zodiacal cloud, it is so faint that either moonlight or light pollution renders it invisible. This image was taken at 5:25 a.m. Exposure time is 1 min at ISO 1600

M 78

M 78

The nebula Messier 78 (also known as M 78 or NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. 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. RGB image, 50 min exp. time in each colr.

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