M78 Near Orion's Belt: Sifting the Bright Cosmic Dust | Video

Look just north of Orion's Belt to find this bright reflection nebula. Lying 1600 light years out, M78 (NGC 2068) is lit by the glow of two nearby stars in this video from the European Southern Observatory's APEX telescope.
credit : Mark C. Petersen, Loch Ness Productions