"The Great Orion Nebula" and the "Running Man Nebula".
The Orion Nebula also known as Messier 42,or NGC 1976. Is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orion's Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 light years from Earth. NGC 1977 is a reflection nebula 1/2 degree northeast of the Orion Nebula. The three NGC objects are divided by darker regions. It is also called The Running Man Nebula
Instrument: Bintel 8" Newtonian Astrograph.
Focal Ratio: F/4
Camera: Pentax K-x
Camera Sensitivity: iso 6400
Exposure Details: 30 second Subs X 11 + Master dark and Flat.
Date: 3rd December 2010
Viewing Location: Heathcote, ASV LMDSS
Software Enchancements: DSS PS CS2
Comments: Excellent conditions
Seeing conditions: 9
Author: Paul Albers
Mon Nov 7 08:58:55 2011
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