Image taken at Swan Reach, South Australia

Equipment - 300mm OOUK AG12 Newtonian with GPU corrector, QSI WSG-8, Software Bisque PME

Guiding - SBIG STi

Software - MaximDL 6, Focusmax V4, SkyX, CCDautopilot 5

L Ha OIII RGB 11.8 hours

Processed in CCDstack 2 and Photoshop CS6

Object -NGC1977 also known as the Running Man nebula is located in the constellation of Orion. It is both a reflection and emission nebula.

Bright O type stars illuminate the dust and gas in the foreground.

The nebula lies at a distance of 1500 light years from Earth..