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The Details
Object
NGC 1977 Running Man Nebula in Orion
Optics
Astro-Physics 160 EDF refractor at f/7.5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB filter set
Date
01 February 2006
Location
Aztec Hills near Dateland, Arizona - Yuma County
Exposure
L 15 x 60 sec 1x1 bin; RGB 5 ea x 60 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, CCDSharp, Photoshop CS
Orientation
Field of view: 42'27" x 28'35" centered on RA 05h35m19s
DEC -04°46'53". North angle 252.76 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
NGC 1977 is located about 35' north of M42, the Great Nebula in Orion. The beautiful blue reflection nebula portions of NGC 1977 contrast sharply with the reddish HII regions as well as the thick, dark clouds of interstellar dust lying between it and M42.

 

 

 

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