The Running Man Nebula (NGC1977) is a bright reflection cloud within the Orion Nebula.  Reflection nebula are
caused by light from hot young stars reflecting off a dense gas and dust cloud positioned behind them.  Reflection
nebula shine in blue light because blue light scatters more effectively than longer wave lengths of the light spectrum.

December 28, 2010
8" Astro-Tech RC, f/8
Canon Digital Rebel 500D / Modified (Hutech)
120 Minutes / 12x600s @ 800ASA
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

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