Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Gemini (Gem)  ·  Contains:  IC 443
IC 443, 



    
        

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IC 443
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Imaging Cameras
Atik 314L+
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQ6 Syntreck
Filters
Baader Planetarium H-Alpha Filter
Accessories
Lunatico Astronomia Guidescope · FS78-f6
Software
DeepSkyStacker · PixInsight · Maxim DL · PHD guiding · Starry Night Pro 6

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 1, 2011
Frames:
69x900" (17h 15')
Integration:
17h 15'
Avg. Moon age:
6.53 days
Avg. Moon phase:
40.98%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 142734

RA center: 06h17m53s.5

DEC center: +22°4630

Pixel scale: 2.854 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 112.632 degrees

Field radius: 0.647 degrees

Resolution: 620x432

Description

IC 443 (also known as the Jellyfish Nebula and Sharpless 248 (Sh2-24) 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.

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IC 443, 



    
        

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