NGC 1973, 1975, 1977
The Running Man Nebula (digital)

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NGC 1973, 1975, 1977
Constellation: Orion
Type: Emission and Reflection Nebula
Position: RA5h35.5m 
Magnitude: N/A
Exposure: Taken 12-11-04
10 X 300 sec. ISO 400.  43 degrees f.
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels and curves adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 10" SCT working at approximately f/5.5
Hutech Modified Canon Digital Rebel (300D)
IDAS LPS filter
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount
SBIG ST-4 autoguider
Celestron Guidescope
Notes: This nebulous complex appears to be the 'top' star in Orion's sword. 
It is located approximately half a degree north of M42 - The Orion Nebula.
You can view these nebula together in my image of Orion's Sword.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky Astronomy Software

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