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Object: The Running Man Nebula in Orion, NGC1977
Date: November 11, 2003
Equipment: TEC140 at F/5.5, HX916 CCD, G11 mount; ST-4 autoguider
Exposure: RGB 60:60:60 minutes, all binned 1x1
Processing: Flat frames, Photoshop
Comments: Average seeing of 3.5" FWHM. 
First attempt with AP 0.75x reducer and Astronomik RGB Type II filters. The G2V calibrated color weights used for the RGB combine were 1:1:1.
Description: This bright blue reflection nebula is located right next to the Great Orion Nebula. The blue color light of a few bright stars being reflected by the nebula. The red color in the picture is produced by a dim emission nebula and is generated by the glowing ionized gas.

Copyright 2003 Paul Kanevsky