Despite the damp conditions, after trying the 300mm lens on the Pleiades, I decided to have a go at NGC 1977 with the main scope. It is known as "The Running Man Nebula" and is adjacent to the M42/43 spectacular. The sky wasn't very good regarding transparency so I hope a better result might be obtainable some other evening. Details: 21/12/08. 10" f4.3 Newt. prime focus. 450D@iso400. 10x 150 second + 2x 240 second exposures in DSS & CS2.