NGC 1977 The Running Man Nebula


The Running Man Nebula NGC 1977 is a large blue reflection nebula in Orion located just above the Great Nebula, M-42. The running man shape appears easily in CCD images, but is much more difficult to detect visually.

Imaging Data

Date: 9-5-2010

Location : Sudbury, Massachusetts

Optics : William Optics ZenithStar 66 Semi Apo Refractor

Filter(s) : None

Mount : PiggyBack Meade LX-200 on ATS Pier

Autoguiding : None

Camera : Canon EOS 1000D Astro-modified

Exposure info : 10 x 120 second Exposures @ISO 1600

Total Exposure : 20 minutes