This a 60 minute exposure with a STL-1301E CCD camera thru Kopernik's 20-inch telescope working at F/5. The field of view is about 18x18 arc minutes with North at the top.
NGC 2071, Reflection Nebula:
Reflection Nebula NGC 2071 lies a little to the north of reflection nebula M-78. NGC 2071 is quite bright and contains a number of dark areas. Located near by there are several other reflection nebulae (NGC 2064, NGC 2067, McNeil's Nebula, etc) separated by a wide lane of dark matter that is a part of dark nebula Lynds 1630. All of these objects are a part of the same cloud of gas and dust that covers much of the Constellation of Orion.
Classification: Reflection Nebula
Dreyer description: "Double star (10 & 14th magnitude) with very faint, large nebula."
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George Normandin, KAS
April 4th, 2005