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Contains:  M 43, NGC 1982, NGC 1977, NGC 1975, NGC 1981, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star 42Ori
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Sh2-279 - Running Man Nebula, 





    
        

            Chuck Faranda
Sh2-279 - Running Man Nebula

Sh2-279 - Running Man Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1187x1488

Dates:March 17, 2018

Frames: 36x300"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%

Astrometry.net job: 1987450

RA center: 83.834 degrees

DEC center: -4.804 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.052 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 47.732 degrees

Field radius: 0.542 degrees

Locations: Dark Site, Kissimmee Praire, Florida, None

Description

Sh2-279 is a bright nebulae that includes a reflection nebula located in the constellation Orion. It is the northernmost part of the asterism known as Orion's Sword, lying 0.6° north of the Orion Nebula. The reflection nebula embedded in Sh2-279 is popularly known as the Running Man Nebula.

Sh2-279 comprises three NGC nebulae, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, and NGC 1977 that are divided by darker nebulous regions. It also includes the open cluster NGC 1981. The brightest nebulosity, later listed as NGC 1977, was discovered by William Herschel in 1786. The two smaller reflection nebulae were first noted by French astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, NGC 1973 in 1862 and NGC 1975 in 1864.

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Sh2-279 - Running Man Nebula, 





    
        

            Chuck Faranda