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NGC1977 or Running Man Nebula

NGC 1973/5/7 is a reflection nebula 1/2 degree northeast of the Orion Nebula. The three NGC objects are divided by darker regions. It is also called The Running Man Nebula and Sharpless Catalog 279.

The nebula is seen as pretty bright, large and has an irregular figure. The dark lanes that create the "Running Man" are low contrast but across the entire nebulae. So the Running Man figure is seen, but not easily.

 
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