Running Man Nebula and Orion

Via Wikipedia

“This object was named ‘The Running Man Nebula’ by Texas Astronomical Society member Jason Ware. Approximately 20 years ago his down stairs neighbor looked at the object and said it looked like a running man. He brought this up a TAS club meeting and the name stuck. Now widely accepted as ‘The Running Man’.”

The Running Man Nebula can be found at the top of this image, just above the Orion Nebula. A total of 42 H-Alpha images were taken with the Takahashi FSQ-106FSQEDX IV telescope and stacked. There were 20 ten second exposures, 20 sixty second exposures, and 6 thirty minute exposures.




NGC 7822


From Wikipedia…

NGC 7822 is a young star forming complex in the constellation of Cepheus. The complex encompasses the emission region designated Sharpless 171, and the young cluster of stars named Berkeley 59. The complex is believed to be some 800-1000 parsecs distant, with the younger components aged no more than a few million years.  The complex also includes one of the hottest stars discovered within 1000 parsecs of the Sun, namely BD+66 1673, which is an eclipsing binary system… that exhibits a surface temperature of nearly 45000 Kelvin and a luminosity ~100000 times that of the Sun.

This image was acquired through a 4 inch Takahashi telescope.  A total of 74 fifteen minute LRGB images were stacked to make the final image for a total exposure time of 18.5 hours.


Boogie Man Nebula – Lynd’s Dark Nebula 1622


This Dark Nebula is located in the Constellation of Orion.  It is about 500 light years distant, versus about 1300 light years for the Orion Nebula.  This was taken through a 4 inch Takahashi refractor.  A total of 49 RGB filtered images were stacked with 21 H-Alpha images for a total of 22.8 hours of exposures.