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M42/M43 & NGC1977

M42/M43 & NGC1977

Both nebulas are among the most splendid sights in the skies. M42/M43 is mostly an emission nebula(red) with some parts being a reflection nebula(blue), while NGC1977 is mostly a reflection nebula ( blue). The last one is also called "Running Man Nebula" because of its distinctly shaped embedded dark nebula.

QHY8/ALccd 6c
Vixen R200SSDG(8"/F4)+ Televue Paracorr. RGB( IDAS-LPS): 10x450sec, 3x120sec, 4x30sec. Calibration and stacking, averaging, enhancing in CCDStack and PixInsight LE. full exif

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cormac 04-Sep-2009 17:02
This is a nebular portrait done with true artistry and a refined aesthetic sense
that allows the image to speak for itself. An amazing accomplishment, Gerhard!

Cormac Moloney, Dublin, Ireland
Dan 20-Feb-2007 01:44

This is, perhaps, the nicest picture of M42 which I have ever seen. Thank you for all the effort.