NGC1977 Running Man Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon Wiltshire UK

GSO 8″ Richey-Chretien Optical tube,0.67 focal reducer,Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters.

One of my favourite objects. Best reflection nebula to image and always get good results. Nice dust cloud detail.

Collecting more sub frames for each object.

3 hours gives a nice image but it is not enough data to compete with the other imagers on hotshots.

7 to 8 hours reduces noise and revels more faint detail with my setup.

LRGB image with 7 hours & 40 minutes collected over 3 nights. 49 x 5min Luminance, 18 x 5min Red, 13 x 5min green, 12 x 5min blue