Running Man Nebula, NGC1977

Running Man Nebula, NGC1977



Since Running Man is on his side, this would be better referred to as "Climbing Man"
NGC1977 is a large, bright reflection/emssion object just north of the famous Orion Nebula, M42 in the constellation of Orion. The bright star, HD 37018, at the center of this image is the powerhouse exciting this HII region. The framing on this image was intended to show the gradations between the brighter reflection and emission regions, as well as into the dark surrounding molecular cloud

Image Date: 11/17/2007
Details: Exposure Time: 5 hours Total: 2.5 hrs Lum, 50 min each R,G,B
Camera: SBIG  STL11000
Telescope: RC Optical  16" f/8.9 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount: Software Bisque  Paramount ME

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