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This colorful scene is located about 3 degrees northeast of the Horsehead/Flame region in Orion. Although photographically we just see one big reflection nebula, the bright part in the center of the image is known as M78 while the bright patch in the lower left carries the separate designation of NGC 2071. The dark nebula in the upper right is LDN 1627. There is faint hydrogen nebulosity through the whole frame; the brighter region in the lower left is the faint outer edge of a small part of Barnard's Loop.

The three small yellowish patches in a nearly horizontal line at the upper right are all interesting for different reasons. The one on the left (above a pair of stars) is McNeil's Nebula, whose rapid brightening was discovered by amateur Jay McNeil on 23 Jan 2004. It is a variable nebula whose brightness and appearance changes over a fairly rapid time scale. Next in line (to the right of McNeil's Nebula) is a Herbig-Haro object, HH 24. The third bright yellow patch is a nebula known as [B77] 106. This one is interesting because it belongs to the Bernes nebula catalog, from a paper by Bernes in 1977 called "A Catalogue of Bright Nebulosities in Opaque Dust Clouds". Most of the B77 nebulae also appear in other catalogs (such as vdB, etc.) but [B77] 106 has the distinction of being one of only a half dozen or so nebulae that appear only in the Bernes catalog.

This is an HLRGB image with 60:180:40:40:40 minutes in each filter.