The Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man


Gábor Szendrői

Kendig, Hungary

Telescope: GPU 100/635 apochromatic refractor + Riccardi 0.75x reducer/flattener
Mount: SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT + Lacerta MGEN autoguider
Camera: modified Canon EOS 700D
Exposure: 18 x 360s, 11 x 180s, 12 x 60s, 13 x 30s, 13 x 10s at ISO 1600

The picture shows one of my favourite deep-sky objects, the Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man within their dusty starfield. The high-exposure image reveals the beautiful colors of the emission and reflexion nebulas and the delicate structures of dark dust intertwined with the nebula, which is also an active star-forming region.