1977, The Running Man Nebula,
NGC 1977, the Running Man nebula is a
reflection nebula, unlike its better known neighbor, the Great Orion Nebula
(M42), which shines largely by emitted fluorescent radiation given off by
excited atoms. NGC 1977 is also much dimmer than its big neighbor. My
latest attempt at M42 can be seen HERE.
Astro-Physics 130 EDFs
refractor at f/6 with ST-10XME CCD camera at -15 °C
A-P 1200 GTO mount.
Guided with the internal ST-10 guide chip.
5 x 5 min each with 1x1
regular R, G, and B SBIG filters in SBIG CFW-8 filter
Raw frames debloomed
with Wodaski's Debloomer plug-in. Stacked and RGB combined
in MaxIm 3.08
with R=1.2, G=1.0, B=1.65 weighting. Stretched with
levels and curves in PhotoShop 7.0.
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