The reflection nebula NGC1977, a.k.a. The Running Man in Orion.
The luminance channel for this image is a stack of 5 eight minute exposures through a luminance filter.
A stacks of 3 or 2 eight minute exposures using red, green and blue filters were used for the color channels.
All images were acquired with an ST-10XME CCD camera through a Tele Vue NP101 4" f/5.4 refractor with a 0.8x focal reducer.
The images were calibrated, stacked and color-combined and automatically color-balanced using AIP4WIN V2.
This image has been resampled down from its original size of 2148x1472.
This image was taken at the Lake Atitlán, Guatemala observatory of Adriana Sherman