Running Man Nebula, NGC 1977

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The Running Man Nebula NGC 1977, located in the constellation of Orion, is so named because it looks like a man running in the midst of the cloud of gas. It is a reflection nebula that does not emit any visible light of its own. 

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC 10 Carbon
Imaging cameras: QSI 683WSG
Mounts: Gemini G42 Observatory+
Guiding telescopes or lenses: GSO RC 10 Carbon
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Focal reducers: TS 0.75x GSO
Software: PixInsight
Filters: Astrodon True balance R, Astrodon True balance B, Astrodon True balance G, Astrodon True balance L
Accessories: Moonlite CR 2″ focuser with high resolution stepper
Dates: Dec. 31, 2013
Frames: 14×600″
Integration: 2.3 hours

Author: Davide Manca
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 03 Sep 2014