Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  41 the01 Ori  ·  42 c Ori  ·  43 the02 Ori  ·  45 Ori  ·  De Mairan's nebula  ·  Great Orion Nebula  ·  LBN 974  ·  LDN 1640  ·  M 42  ·  M 43  ·  Mairan's Nebula  ·  NGC 1973  ·  NGC 1975  ·  NGC 1976  ·  NGC 1977  ·  NGC 1982  ·  Orion Nebula  ·  Sh2-279  ·  Sh2-281  ·  The star 42Ori  ·  The star 45Ori  ·  The star θ1Ori  ·  The star θ2Ori  ·  the Running Man Nebula
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The Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man, 



    
        

            Aleix Roig
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The Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man

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The Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man, 



    
        

            Aleix Roig
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The Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man

Acquisition details

RA center: 05h35m06s.93

DEC center: -05°1401.10

Pixel scale: 1.741 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.686 degrees

Field radius: 0.851 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2277x2685

File size: 3.2 MB

Locations: Prades-Montsant mountains, Tarragona, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

Probably the most popular deep sky nebula, the Orion Nebula (M42), is a wide HII region where hundreds of new stars are born. This stars nursery is located around 1300 light years from Earth and it's estimated to be around 24 light years across.

Together with M42 we can see Sh2-279 also called "Running Man Nebula". A fantastic deep sky object that shows a reflection and emission nebula reminding us the shape of a running man.

The Orion Molecular clouds of dust and gas are visible surrounding both nebulae giving to the image a chocolate texture.

This image has been possible thanks to the dark skies of Prades where I have my observatory. During moonless February 2018 nights I acquired the broad band data that was blended with some Ha narrow band images. HDR techniques have been used with all the images.

This image is the result of a new processing made in late November 2021. New processing tools have been applied: StarXTerminator module and Topaz Denoise.

Details:

L: 20x30" + 30x300"

RGB: 20x30" + 20x18" each channel

Ha: 20x30" + 28x600"

50 Darks, 50 bias, 30 flats

Data acquisiton 2018
Data processing 2021

Exposure: 11h

Mesu200

FSQ85

ASI1600MM + EFW 8pos Baader filters + OAG with ASI174MC

Software:

SGP, PHD2, APP, Pixinsight.

Aleix Roig - Prades, Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain). November 2021.

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The Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man, 



    
        

            Aleix Roig

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