NGC1977 Running Man Nebula
Located near the Great Orion Nebula. 1500 light years from Earth. Emits only reflection light from surrounding objects. A little like headlights of your car shining into a fog. Nice Blue colours make this the Giant Blue Nebula.. I had some assistance with the processing of this image from a friend (thanks Mark). We both played with the image to get the best detail we could out of it.
Telescope: LX200 10″ GPS on Super Wedge
Camera: QHY8 Cooled CCD
Guided with: PHD and Vixen VMC95L
Captured using Nebulosity Software
Processed in Photoshop CS5
This is an image for Astrophotography by Martin Marriette.