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NGC 1977: The Running Man Nebula

This reflection nebula, commonly known as the Running Man Nebula,  is located about 1500 lightyears away next to the famous Orion Nebula.

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Last Updated: 09-Jun-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/5.5

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = RGB (synthetic) binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 30 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 30 minutes binned 1x1

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