NGC1977 The Running Man Nebula
Running man

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  LRGB 100:60:30:30 min
    • L binned 1x1, RGB binned 2x2
  • RGB Combine Ratios:  1.14:1.00:1.26
  • Telescope:  Meade 10" LX200 @ f/10
  • Mount:  Meade field tripod w/ super wedge
  • Guiding:  AO-7 @ 3Hz
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-2000XM, SBIG CFW-8
  • Location:  My backyard in Goleta, CA
  • Date/TIme:  January 25/26, 2003,  21:03-00:30 PST
  • Processing, Taken, reduced, and median combined in CCDSoft v5.  Hot/Cold pixels removed in CCDOPS.  Curves applied in Photoshop.   Color combined in CCDSoft.  Dust errors removed in Photoshop.  Luminance applied in Photoshop @ 100%.
  • Notes:  My second image with the ST-2000XM.  You can see my first attempt here.  I forgot to take flats before disassembling, so I had to remove the dust errors in Photoshop.
  • Name:  The Running Man Nebula, NGC1977
  • Type:  Reflection/Emission Nebula
  • Constellation:  Orion
  • Distance: 1500 light years
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