Deep Sky
M78

NGC 2068
Reflection nebula
Not far from both M42 & M43 is M78, indeed it is considered part of the Orion molecular cloud complex.  This nebula is approx.  1350 light-years from earth. The bluish tint a
lmost 5 light-years across is due to hot, young stars.
We think we can do better but until then this is a good beginning. The two bright stars, HD 38563A and HD 38563B, are the main engines behind M78. The nebula is home to  more stars, this includes a collection of approx 45 low-mass young stars, these are less than 10 million years old
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This is one of my favorite images.  There is just something about this nebula that is the essense of deep sky for me .