Running Man Nebula/NGC1977/ Sh2-279


Explanation Via APOD:



The 1970s are sometimes ignored by astronomers. In particular, this beautiful grouping of reflection nebulae in Orion - NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973 - are usually overlooked in favor of the substantial glow from the nearby stellar nursery better known as the Orion Nebula. Found along Orion's sword just north of the bright Orion Nebula complex, these reflection nebulae are also associated with Orion's giant molecular cloud about 1,500 light-years away, but are dominated by the characteristic blue color of interstellar dust reflecting light from hot young stars. 


Telescope: 17" Planewave, SBIG 16803, Planewave 200HR

Location: Stellar Winds Observatory DSNM, Animas New Mexico

LRGB L 270 min, 270 RGB each