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The Running Man

Post by Chrisj »

I think it requires some imagination to see a running man here but that is the name of NGC1977:

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More details on my website at http://astro.ccd.free.fr/deepsky.php#ngc1977

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Post by Trevor »

Beautiful shot Chris.
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Post by jb1970 »

Fantastic shot. It must take a lot of skill and patience to produce an image like this.

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Post by Davej »

Hi, I agree, I can"t see a running man :) ..but that is one incredible picture, brilliant stuff.

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Post by Hampshire Astronomer »

I think it requires some imagination to see a running man here
I can see a clear open field with cows chewing the grass and a small farmer sitting on the gate :-)

Just kidding....cant see the running man either but what an excellent shot :-)

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Post by joe »

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Admittedly, he does have strange arms. :?
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Post by Hampshire Astronomer »

Looks like he is flying rather than running :-)

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Post by Chrisj »

Well done joe :-)
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Post by Hugh »

I can see Arnie in his yellow jumpsuite, no problems.

Fantastic photo, thanks for posting it.
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Post by Cliff »

Dear Chris
A great shot !
Me being a clever devil I had no difficulty in recognising the "running man" - even if it was only after I saw Joe's explanatory pic.
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Post by KendalAstronomer »

It looks like the same guy doing a handstand to me now. :(
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Post by Davej »

Hi,
Thanks Joe, now I get it :roll: :) :) (but his eyes aren"t in the right place :lol: )
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Post by Eclipse »

I looked for ages but couldn´t see that red guy at all.
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Post by Peter Harrison »

I am being 100% serious and I am not joking... but I can see a teletubby. And I always have seen it because I always assumed that it was the running man rather than what you guys are pointing out. His face is a different colour than the rest of his head like he's wearing a one-piece item over his whole body and even his head with a hole for his face.

No I'm not smoking anything.

Look at the image provided with the red outlines added. See the arm on the right, the one that is "higher" on this image? I'm talking about the curve on top of this arm. That is the boundary between the face and the material on the rest of his head. Look at where the curve is and then look back to the original post to find the same spot. I can see mouth, nose, ears and a being which is freakishly like a teletubby. Light face, dark clothing.
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Post by joe »

Peter Harrison wrote:I can see mouth, nose, ears and a being which is freakishly like a teletubby.
Yep, I see it - the Tinky Winky Nebula. :shock:
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