Antilhue - Chile

NGC 1977 - The Running Man
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Image Data

Designation NGC 1977,  the Running Man Nebula
Object type Galactic reflection + emission nebula
Coordinates 05 h 36 min     - 04° 50'
Constellation Orion   (Ori)
Description This appealing cosmic vista is located just north of the famous Orion nebula (M 42). Swirls of interstellar dust partly obscure the intense starbirth area in Orion's sword.  

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Exposure LRGB 45:20:20:20 min @ -20°C, RGB binned 2x2
Camera SBIG STL-11000 selfguided  with Astronomik Type II LRGB filter set.
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien at prime focus (f/9)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 09Jan05 @ 03:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 7, Temperature + 15°C