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The Running Man is clearly visible in this dusty nebula with beautiful blue and purple highlights. An often overlooked gem in the Orion constellation.
The purple running man hangs suspended above the red-cloaked Great Orion Nebulae. M42, M43, and NGC1977 together in the same frame!
First long exposure using my CGEM-II mount.
In the popular sweep of nebulae and stars known as Orion's sword is NGC1977, the Running Man. This is a subtle reflection nebula that scatters blue light across vast lanes of space dust. It resembles the smoky outline of a running man casting a shadow on disco fog as a strobe light flashes.
Orion's sword contains multiple nebulae as evidenced in this wide field mirrorless camera shot.
This close-up of the sword in the Orion constellation actually captures x nebula and clusters, including the Great Orion Nebula, De Marain's Nebula, the Running Man Nebula, and the Lost Jewel of Orion.
The Running Man Nebula (NGC1977), De Mairan's Nebula (M42) and the Great Orion Nebula (M43) are beautiful on their own. That beauty stands out in contrast when you witness the wider field of view that contains all three Nebulae on the glowing tip of Orion's sword. This is a mosaic of all three with 400mm exposures from Stellina.