Jellyfish Nebula: In a distance of about  5000 LY, in the constellation of Gemini or The Twins one finds two very faint nebular regions. At the right hand side of this image there is IC 443, the upper part of which is also called Jellyfish Nebula. It is what is left from a Supernova explosion probably more than 30000 years ago and shows the shock fronts of this event on the interstellar matter.

The remaining part of the image, which has been taken in the light of the H-alpha emission line of hydrogen, is nearly entirely filled with the emission nebula IC 444.



Object Jellyfish Nebula
Category H-alpha Images
Designation IC 0443
Constellation Gemini
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 9 x 15min Astronomik H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and Vixen R200SS as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 26 Oct 2008
 
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