Previous Picture M42, M43, NGC1977, NGC1981 Nect Picture
Exposure 2 x 25min
Film Fujichrome Provia 400
Telescope/Lens Stellarvue EDT 622mm/f6,1
Processing Minolta Dimage SD 4, Adobe Photoshop
Date 2005.1.31
Comments M42/M43 is a huge system of mixed nebulosity, where star birth is taking place. NGC1977 (The Running Man Nebula, the bluish nebula above M42/M43) is a reflection nebula with some emission nebulosity in it.
At the top of the picture the open cluster NGC1981.

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