The Orion (M42, 43) and Running Man Nebulae, NGC 1973, 1975, 1977

- an extensive field of emission and reflection nebulae currently home to many hundreds of new stars; distance ca 1,500 ly. 

 

Camera: SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters Scope: Takahashi FS-128, f=1040mm, f7.8 (fov ~2x1.4)
Mount: Intes-Micro Alter D6 Guiding: internal
Filters/Exposures: R:G:B = 20:20:20 ≡ 1h Location: LMDSS Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Date: n/a Processing: CCDStack and Photoshop CS4