IC443 The Jelly Fish Nebula

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IC 443
 (also known as the Jellyfish Nebula and Sharpless 248 (Sh2-248)) is a Galactic supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellation Gemini. On the plan of the sky, it is located near the star Eta Geminorum. Its distance is roughly 5,000 light years from Earth.

IC 443 may be the remains of a supernova that occurred 3,000 – 30,000 years ago. The same supernova event likely created the neutron star CXOU J061705.3+222127, the collapsed remnant of the stellar core. IC 443 is one of the best-studied cases of supernova remnants interacting with surrounding molecular clouds.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80
Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-10 XME
Mounts: Mountain Instruments MI-250
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro, PHD guiding, PixInsight, photoshop, Foster Systems Astro Alert, Foster Systems AstroMC
Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm, Astrodon SII 5nm, Astrodon 6nm OIII
Accessories: Astro-Tech 2″ Field Flattener, Orion Thin Off Axis Guider, SBIG CFW 10, Moonlite CF 2″ focuser with high resolution stepper
Dates: Jan. 19, 2014, Feb. 1, 2014, Feb. 2, 2014
Locations: Bone Yard
Frames:
Astrodon 6nm OIII: 9×600″ -25C bin 1×1
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 9×600″ -25C bin 1×1
Astrodon SII 5nm: 9×600″ -25C bin 1×1
Integration: 4.5 hours
Darks: ~20
Bias: ~100

Autor: Chris Madson

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