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Contains:  IC 1795, NGC 896
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Cosmic Bridge, 





    
        

            Kent Wood
Cosmic Bridge

Cosmic Bridge

Technical card

Resolution: 1167x1400

Dates:Nov. 13, 2018

Frames: 28x900"

Integration: 7.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.60%

Astrometry.net job: 2397637

RA center: 36.645 degrees

DEC center: 62.046 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.449 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 253.569 degrees

Field radius: 0.367 degrees

Locations: Star lodge Observatory, Fairview, Utah, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

Cosmic Bridge- IC 1795, NGC 896

I accidentally deleted this image that I posted a couple of days ago, thinking I was deleting a previous version. Sorry about that. This interstellar dust bridge lies some 6000 light years away amidst a large molecular star forming cloud in the constellation Cassiopeia and Perseus arm of our galaxy. I was interested to see so many ionization fronts on the bridge as well as the open area beneath it. I’m guessing there are some pretty energetic stars hidden from our view in NGC 896. The bridge is likely 3 ly wide, based on the known dimensions of IC 1795.

This is first light for a newly arrived Atik 16200. Telescope is AT16 RC. 7 hr Ha 5nm

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Kent Wood
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Cosmic Bridge, 





    
        

            Kent Wood