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Contains:  IC 443, IC 444, Part of the constellation Gemini (Gem), The star Propus (ηGem), The star μGem

Image of the day 02/10/2019

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    Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443 & IC 444) in Gemini - two panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
    Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443 & IC 444) in Gemini - two panel mosaic
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    Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443 & IC 444) in Gemini - two panel mosaic

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

    Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

    Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

    Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

    Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 5nm  ·  Astrodon SII 5nm


    Dates:Feb. 5, 2019

    Frames:
    Astrodon Ha 5nm: 43x1200" bin 1x1
    Astrodon OIII 5nm: 42x1200" bin 1x1
    Astrodon SII 5nm: 42x1200" bin 1x1

    Integration: 42.3 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 0.56 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 0.35%


    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 2508264

    RA center: 6h 19' 31"

    DEC center: +22° 46' 51"

    Pixel scale: 2.097 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 0.821 degrees

    Field radius: 1.595 degrees


    Resolution: 4439x3205

    Data source: Unknown

    Description

    The Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443, Sharpless 2-248) is a supernova remnant around 5,000 light years distant in the constellation of Gemini. It is believed that the supernova occurred anywhere between 3,000 to 30,000 years ago.

    IC 444 is the nebulosity to the left of the Jellyfish in this image.

    This is a two panel mosaic, consisting of data that were collected between 31 December 2018 and 5 February 2019 from a remote imaging rig in Spain that is owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

    Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106
    Camera: QSI 683 WSG
    Filters: Astrodon 5nm NB
    Mount: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

    SII: 42 x 1200s
    Ha: 43 x 1200s
    OIII: 42 x 1200s

    A total of 42 hours and 20 minutes exposure.

    Data capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
    Image processing: Steve Milne

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    Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443 & IC 444) in Gemini - two panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Steve Milne