M78 is a Diffuse Nebular that came be found in Orion, upper left of the three belt stars.  M78 lies 1,600 Light-years away and is iluminated by two stars, HD 38563A and                         HD 38563B, which responsible for making the cloud of dust in M78 visible by reflecting their light.

Image of the reflection nebula Messier 78 was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory.

M78 Location