Nebulae / NGC1977
NGC1977 - The Running Man Nebula

Object Description:  (Thanks to Rober Gendler for the object description)

Featured in this image is the brilliant reflection and emission complex NGC 1977-75-73. Starlight is reflected from fine dust particles of heavier elements which then shine against the background of emission clouds and sparkling young stars. The tapestry of brilliant colors make this object one of the most spectacular and aesthetically pleasing objects in the winter sky.

Date Taken:
 - 11/19/2005

Equipment Used:
 - TV NP-127
 - Meade DSI-Pro

 - 30x1minute each of R, G, and B

 - Alignment in MaxIM DL
 - Post-processing in Photoshop CS