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NGC 1977 : Running Man Nebula

Imaged on 10/29/05


Scope: Takahashi MT160
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Camera/Autoguider: SXV-H9c, SBIG STV

Exposures: 16 x 5 minutes
Site: Anza Borrego Desert
Temp: 50 degrees, calm, very good seeing

This region lies 1,500 light years away in Orion. The region is ignited by radiation from the bright northern star of Orion's sword. Reflection from surrounding dust and particles give off the blue hue as seen in this image.

This image is posted in the image gallery on the Takahashi web site.