Deep Sky

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
This is one of my favorite images.  There is just something about this nebula that is the essense of deep sky for me .