M78 is the brightest tuft in a patch of nebulosity right along the celestial equator about 3.5º due east of Mintaka. M78 looks like a tiny, dim comet surrounding two faint stars.
Collinder 69 is an open cluster that surrounds 3rd-magnitude Lambda (l) Orionis, the northernmost star in the Hunter’s triangular “head,” and includes several fainter stars ranging from 5th to 9th magnitude.
Collinder 65 is a large, bright open cluster found in extreme northern Orion, about a binocular’s field north of the Hunter’s triangular head. Most of the stars in Collinder 65 shine between 6th and 8th magnitude and are set in a bent-arrow pattern.