Orion's Sword

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M42, NGC1976
M43, NGC1982
Constellation: Orion
Type: Nebulae
Position: RA05h35.4m 
Magnitude: various
Exposure Data:
Image taken on 1/18/04.
Orion 80 ED refractor.
Composite of two images:
1 X 10 minutes and 1 X 20 minutes on Elite Chrome 200.
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount.
SBIG ST-4 and Celestron guidescope.
Processing: Images were aligned in Registar, combined in Photoshop. 
Curves, LRBG, color balance adjusted in Photoshop.
Notes: NGC1977 is the bluish nebula on the left.  It is also called the 'running man' nebula.
Can you see why? You can see it in detail here.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2003

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