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Contains:  NGC 1977, NGC 1975, NGC 1973, The star 45Ori, The star 42Ori
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The Running Man Nebula - NGC 1977, 


            Connor Matherne
The Running Man Nebula - NGC 1977

The Running Man Nebula - NGC 1977

Technical card

Resolution: 3664x3952

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x900"
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 17x900"
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 21x900"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 28x900"

Integration: 21.5 hours job: 2557875

RA center: 83.866 degrees

DEC center: -4.819 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.551 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 131.298 degrees

Field radius: 0.412 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


A nice target that is often overlooked in favor of its big brother that lives next door. While I wouldn't say The Running Man is a cooler object than Orion, it is definitely under appreciated relative to how cool it is :)

This was quite an image to work on. Lots of reworking before I ended up with something I was happy with. Original version had much more emphasized Ha retention which is great from a scientific stand point, but when the whole background is burgundy, it kind of removes the aesthetic factor. Went back and tried to "remove" that background dust to make the nebula itself pop more. Happy with the outcome, but I was wincing a bit since I love to retain Ha as much as possible. Had to be pretty though!



Connor Matherne
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The Running Man Nebula - NGC 1977, 


            Connor Matherne