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Messier M78

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M78 is located in the constellation Orion, and is best viewed during Winter. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. N/A
      1. Type:
      2. Diffuse Nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 2068
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 8
      1. Size:
      2. 8.0x6.0'
      1. RA:
      2. 5h 46.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. 0 4'
      1. Season:
      2. Winter

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