NGC 1977 - Running Man Nebula

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The Running Man Nebula is a reflection nebula 1/2 degree (about the diameter of the moon) north of the great Orion Nebula. A reflection nebula emits no light of its own, instead it is lit by the light of stars within the nebula.

This image was taken over 4 nights from our observatory in Samphran, Thailand, and was processed by Mike Selby.

Object details

Nebula in Orion

Right Ascension: 05h 35m 15.45s

Declination: -4 48' 23′ 06.7

Magnitude: 7.0

Moon Age Average: 26.42 days

Moon Phase Average: 11.57 %

Imaging Setup


SC Observatory, Central Thailand

Feb 22, 2017, Feb 23, 2017, Feb 24, 2017 and Feb 25, 2017
Officina Stellare Veloce RH 300
Focal Length:
900 mm
10 Micron GM 3000
FLI PL 29050
Image Scale:
1.26 arcseconds/pixel
Imaging Software:

Maxim DL 6

Processing Software:

Adobe Photoshop

PixInsight 1.8

Exposure Detail

Filter Filter Brand Bin Qty Exposure
L Custom Scientific 1x 69 300
R Custom Scientific 2x 38 150
G Custom Scientific 2x 36 150
B Custom Scientific 2x 34 150

Total Exposure Time

10 hours, 15 minutes

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