Running Man Nebula

Image information:

Date: 10/16/2017
Equipment: ZWO ASI178MC Cool OSC camera through AT65EDQ telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. IDAS LPS filter was used.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 30 X 8min binned 1X1

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:

The Running Man, LRGB, ST2000XM through WO ZS105ED telescope

The Sword of Orion, LRGB, QSI583 through AT65EDQ telescope