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At The Eyepiece Object of the Night - M43 / NGC 1977 - The Running Man Nebula

3 Jan 2020, 15:00 UTC
At The Eyepiece Object of the Night - M43 / NGC 1977 - The Running Man Nebula
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In the constellation Orion, there is no doubt that the most viewed object is The Great Orion Nebula M42. However, nudge the scope just north of this showcase object, and you are greeted with a splendid gem of a nebula, The Running Man Nebula (M43 / NGC 1977).The Running Man - M43 / NGC 1977Specs of our capture above:Telescope - Explore Scientific 8" f3.9 Newtonian with a Baader MPCCCamera - ZWO ASI294mc ProCapture Software - SharpcapFilter - Baader Moonglow/SkyFilterExposures - 13 x 60 secondsOur view above was a live shot (no post-processing) via Sharcap, our main software currently for EAO (Electronically Assisted Observing). To find this great object yourself, simply view the finder chart below.

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