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NGC 1973 - 75 - 77 in Orion, the "Running Man" Nebula

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#1 hokkaido53

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 11:02 AM

The "Running Man" isn't really a nebula by itself. Rather, the Man's outlines are formed by the dark spaces within a group of bright nebulae, positioned within a degree of M42. I'm guessing that the dark spaces are due to space dust with very low reflectivity. Anyway, I've seen the The Man in his entirety only once, through our club's 30-inch reflector, on a moonless night of good seeing. The drawing below is the view through my 18-inch Obsession, on a night of average seeing (for northern New Mexico).

 

More information is contained in Stephen O'Meara's Hidden Treasures, p. 157, and The Night Sky Observers' Guide, vol. 1, p.266.

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 11:32 AM

very beautiful sketch.


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 02:53 PM

Roy,

 

A fine sketch and always nice at the eyepiece.

 

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:46 AM

Roy,

 

Nice sketch of NGC 1973 - NGC 75 - NGC 77 in Orion, (The "Running Man" Nebula) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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