The Great Orion Nebula

IC 1396

The Great Orion Nebula is probably the most notable nebula. Portions of this nebula are so bright it is easily seen with the naked eye. Even in a small telescope of 4" or so of aperature reveals rich details. The blue reflection nebula on the left is called the "Running Man".

He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.
He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
Job 9-1-19 NIV

Telescope: Takahashi FCT 150mm @f7 Designation: M42 & NGC 1977
Mount: Paramount 1100
Constellation: Orion
Camera: Olympus OM-1 Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG STV Type: Emission & Reflection Nebula
Exposure: Hypersensitized Kodak Royal Gold 200, 2 hours Position: R.A. 05 hr 35 min , Dec -050 23'
Processed using Registar, PhotoShop CS Date: 23 & 26 October 2003
Scanning by Tony Hallas Location: Mayhill, NM : New Mexico Skies