This nebula is about 1,600 light years distant. It is part of the Orion Nebula, which a small part of can be seen in the upper left of the picture.
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Dates: January 7-11, 2007
Exposure: LRGB: L=13x3min, RGB=15x3min each for 174 minutes total at -30C