placed composition encompasses one of the most deeply mysterious
and interesting areas in the sky for reflection nebula. Dominated
by two bright sky blue nebula, M78 and NGC2071, the dark dusty
areas which block the starlight behind are amazing objects in
their own right because of the dim infrared sources embedded
inside. A few of these proto suns are peeking through and are
cataloged as Herbig - Haro objects labeled here as HH24 - HH26.
There are numerous objects in this unique field to point out,
so here is the detailed accounts:
M78 - 9 arc minutes
in size, and 8.3rd magnitude this is the brightest object in
the field A dark lane separates it from NGC2067.
NGC2071 - Delicately
structured internal dark nebulosity creates a very detailed object,
a 8 arc minute sized nebula illuminated by the star HD290861
a 10th magnitude B5 star.
NGC2067 the "Handsaw
Nebula" - Aptly named by Walter Scott Houston last century,
this is merely an extension to M78 emerging from behind a dark
lane of material.
Herbig Haro Objects
- HH24 - 26 are new born stars emerging for the very first time
from their birth cocoons. Still cloaked in deep dust, they appear
quite red photographically, and in infrared can be shown more
HD290857 - This
very dim red and blue object is surrounding the 10th magnitude