Exhibition » NGC1977: The Running Man Nebula
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Objects visible in this photograph: NGC1977, NGC1973, NGC1975, The Running Man, The star 45 Ori, The star Mizan Batil I, and some space dust.
Target was acquired from Monroe, WA.
This piece is on display at:
- Physiocare Duvall — from May 2022 to August 2022: 15315 1st Ave NE, Duvall, WA 98019
The running man nebula is actually three nebulae in close proximity. Together they reflect and emit light that radiates with beautiful hues of cyan and purple. Surrounded by a frame of dark interstellar dust, the combination and orientation gives the impression of someone running mid-stride with their arms out in front and back. The fine details are revealed with long exposures at high magnification.