Reflection Nebulae NGC1973, NGC1975 and NGC1977 in Orion

(RA 5h 35.1m , Dec. -4 44', 20 x 10 arcmin.)

This bright reflection nebula is located about 30' N of M42 (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on January 26, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f3.0 focal reducer. White exposures (21 x 15 sec.) were combined using AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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