Daily Archives: December 28, 2014

Orion Nebula and The Running Man Nebula


NGC 1973/5/7 is a reflection nebula 1/2 degree northeast of the Orion Nebula. The three NGC objects are divided by darker regions. It is also called The Running Man Nebula and Sharpless Catalog 279.

This object was named ‘The Running Man Nebula’ by Texas Astronomical Society member Jason Ware. Approximately 20 years ago his down stairs neighbor looked at the object and said it looked like a running man. He brought this up a TAS club meeting and the name stuck. Now widely accepted as ‘The Running Man’.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Skywatcher 150/750 BD
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 650D
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro SynTrek
Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II color
Focal reducers: Baader Planétarium Correcteur de coma MPCC Mark III
Software: deepskystacker,  Adobe Photoshop CS5
Accessories: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical focuser Orion
Resolution: 5100×3311
Dates: Dec. 12, 2014
Frames: 18×300″ ISO1600
Integration: 1.5 hours
Flats: ~9
Avg. Moon age: 19.90 days
Avg. Moon phase: 73.05%
RA center: 83.753 degrees
DEC center: -5.288 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.170 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 60.940 degrees
Field radius: 0.988 degrees
Locations: Home, Mornag,Tunisia, Mornag, Ben Arous, Tunisia
Author: Bach Hamba