The Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443)

Posted by azstarman01
on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Here is a picture of IC443 - The Jellyfish Nebula. IC443 is a actually a supernova remnant in the constellation of Gemini. It is about 5,000 light years from earth spans about 70 light years. It is only about 10 degrees from the Crab Nebula, another supernova remnant. IC443 looks different than most Supernova Remnants due to its compression on its eastern side (upper left in the picture). This is cause by the exploding gas colliding with a nearby molecular cloud.

February 18-21, 2012

Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM

Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 GTO

Luminance: 24x10 minutes

Red: 9x10 minutes

Green: 9x10 minutes

Blue: 9x10 minutes






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