Running through the clouds with NGC1977

Location of photo
Tierra del Sol, CA
Date/Time of photo
several nights during December 2015
QSI 683, Astrodon gen 2 filters, DSI 10" RC, Paramount MX
This is the Running Man nebula (NGC 1977). This colorful burst of light is about 1,500 light years away in the constellation Orion. The blue is actually spacedust scattering light of nearby stars, while the red consists of glowing clouds of hydrogen gas. This image is the result of about 17 hours of photos.
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