NGC 1977 (The Running Man Nebula)

NGC 1977 -1981 (10inch) ( mosaic)

NGC 1977 is a complex nebula containing a diffuse reflection cloud and a bright HII region. The bright stars of this nebula are only a few million years old. This complex is only about 30 arc minutes from M42.

NGC 1981 is the open star cluster at the top.

     2 frame mosaic.

Telescope.  10 Inch  F4  Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date. (2)  15 x 600 sec.  Dec 2015.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.