The Running Man

Image information:

Date: 12/15/2006
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW8a and Astronomik type 2c LRGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f7.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 14X4min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 5X3min each binned 2X2.

Object information:

Object designations:

NGC1977, Running Man Nebula
Object type:
Diffuse reflection nebula
Object size:
Constellation: Orion
NGC1977, the Running Man Nebula is situated close to M42, the Great Orion Nebula. It shines mostly due to the light reflected from the bright stars in Orion. The stars on the image appear to the unaided eye as a single star, northernmost star in the sword of Orion. This reflection nebula appears blue because the blue light from the neighbouring stars scatters more efficiently from nebula gas than does the red light. The dark lanes seen on the image are composed mostly of interstellar dust. The nebula is 1500 ly distant.

Related images:

List of related images:

Running Man Nebula, OSC, ZWO ASI178MC Cool through AT65EDQ telescope

The Sword of Orion, LRGB, QSI583 through AT65EDQ telescope